Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Lucybelle Crater and Close Friend Lucybelle Crater in the Grape Arbor (1971)

Ralph Eugene Meatyard was born May 15, 1925 and passed away May 7, 1972 at age 46.  Meatyard is known for creating photographs using dolls or masks as props.  I must say that after looking through some of his work, that I found most of it a little creepy, especially the masked figures I have placed above.  The people are dressed and posed in an everyday fashion, but their faces make them appear a little frightening.  It is an unexpected surprise to see their faces when looking at the photographs. 

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