Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Double Frame: PhiladelphiaPhotograph taken in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Ray K. Metzker, American, born 1931
Gelatin silver print
Currently not on view
1985-69-5Purchased with the Alice Newton Osborn Fund, 1985
LabelMetzker'sDouble Frame series, produced between 1964 and 1966, calls attention to unique technical properties of 35 mm black-and-white roll film. Double Frame: Philadelphia is made of two images that appear side-by-side on a single, continuous strip of film. Metzker incorporates into the photographic print the vertical black line that normally separates one exposure from the next, treating it as a unifying element rather than a standard line of demarcation between two frames.