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William Christenberry

Egg Carton Cross, Hale County, Alabama, 1975

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Lot 4
Chromogenic print
4.9 x 3.3 in (12.4 x 8.4 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated in ink on verso
Printed 1980


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William Christenberry is known for intimate photographs of his native Alabama. Here the photographer turns his camera to a cross, humbly fabricated out of intersecting styrofoam egg cartons. The image poignantly captures loss, remembrance, and the human need to commemorate, even with the most quotidian materials at hand.

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About William Christenberry

American photographer and sculptor, born 1936