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Artist
Philip Perkis
Title
Bleecker, NY
Date
2007
Medium
gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 8 1/8 × 12 inches (20.6 × 30.5 cm)Sheet: 17 15/16 × 16 inches (45.6 × 40.6 cm)Matted: 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm)Framed: 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm)
Tags
Photography
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Robert O. Levitt.
Accession Number
2012.4.1
“What I can do if I’m interested is to go out and look for ‘myself’, for a correspondence to the infinite variety of spaces, textures, light, air, movement, life and death, that is everywhere in the natural world.”
̶ Philip Perkis

After discovering photography while serving in the United States Air Force during the 1950s, Philip Perkis went on to produce works of haunting beauty noted for their openness and interest in light. Perkis remains faithful to traditional techniques ̶ using a Leica camera, shooting horizontally, and producing black and white prints.

Philip Perkis is Professor Emeritus at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He is author of Teaching Photography, Notes Assembled (2001).