Thomas StruthThe Shimada Family, Yamaguchi, Japan 1986 1986

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Artist
Thomas Struth (born 1954)
Title
The Shimada Family, Yamaguchi, Japan 1986
Date 1986
MediumPhotograph, colour, on paper
Dimensionsimage: 945 x 1337 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1995
Reference
P77745
Not on display

Summary

The Shimada Family, Yamaguchi, Japan 1986 is one of an ongoing series of domestic group portrait photographs that Thomas Struth began making in the mid 1980s. He had previously gained recognition for his black and white photographs of the urban environment. These works were notable for their stage-like emptiness and their concentration on architectural surfaces. However, despite the change of subject matter, the group portraits reflect his continuing desire to make carefully considered images, which present the scene before the camera in an objective manner. Compositions are simple and digital manipulation is avoided… (read more)

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