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Artist
Elaine Mayes
Title
Island of Hawaii, Winter Surf
Date
1998
Medium
chromogenic print [Chromogenic development print; Ektacolor print]
Dimensions
Image: 18 1/8 × 27 inches (46 × 68.6 cm)Framed: 31 1/2 × 21 1/2 inches (80 × 54.6 cm)
Tags
Photography
Credit Line
Gift of Helen Levitt.
Accession Number
1998.27
In 1991, Elaine Mayes was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in Photography to produce a series of work in Hawaii. Beginning in 1992, she spent one month on each of the six islands that make up the entirety of Hawaii. Mayes used a 6 x 9 Fuji camera to produce large-scale prints that captured many scenes, from family life to mist-covered landscapes. Her fascination with Hawaii did not end in 1992: she has continued to visit Hawaii and produce photographs that fulfill her belief that photograph is about “simply looking outside and finding things.”