About This Image

Photographer's early stamp on verso (no postal code and print doesn't light up under black light). Image was used in the Family of Man exhibition. Notation and title in ink, probably in photographer's hand. A very early print.Taken in an ancient redwood Californian forest with a lush growth of oxalis covering the forest floor, the photographer's daughter poses, helping her father create what he described as, "an image of interesting contrasts - an ancient virginal forest and a young virginal child. These contrasts manifested the dynamic, cyclic character of natural forces." He once described the making of it saying, " I felt the light was just right, everything was spatially balanced and the relationships between events - the young child, the fresh forest covering, the prehistoric trees, the rotting logs - were all strong and exciting." His wife provided a carefully placed blanket between their daughter and the prickly redwood needles below the soft leaves.

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Child in the Forest
Wynn Bullock Child in the Forest

Price $6,500

Main Image

Ref.# 16032

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1951  Print Date 1951c

Dimensions 7-1/2 x 9-5/8 in. (191 x 244 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)


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