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Nevada Test Site (portfolio of photoprints), 1996

Ghost of the Atom
Photographer:
Faul, Jan 1945-
Donor:
Scheide, Barbara
Subject:
Nellis Air Force Range
Physical description:
Silver gelatin photoprints, 11 x 14 inches, paper, unmounted
0.1 cu. ft.: 1 box
1 portfolio: 55 photoprints
Type:
Landscapes (representations)
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Topographical views
Portfolios (groups of works)
Place:
Nevada
Date:
1996
Notes:
Artist b. Port Chester, N.Y.; childhood in several American cities and Switzerland; studied printmaking at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., graduated 1969; gave up printmaking for photography due to influence of Farm Security Administration photographs he had seen at the Library of Congress as a teenager. Self-employed photographer since 1970, working on grants and contracts to document workers, rural poverty, etc.; also landscape, still life, and portraiture. To Denmark, 1979, doing commercial photography for about ten years before returning to U.S. Artist's residency, Yaddo. Work in many museum and private collections.
Summary:
Photographs depict site of atomic explosion tests in 1350 square miles near Nellis Air Force Range: abandoned buildings, bunkers, storage sheds, a radioactive waste dump, etc.
Cite as:
Jan Faul "Nevada Test Site" Portfolio, 1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Barbara Scheide
Topic:
Nuclear weapons--Testing
Atomic bomb
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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