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Donor:
Covington, Robert L.  Search this
Names:
Hoover Dam (Nev. and Ariz.).  Search this
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereographs
Photographs
Portfolios (groups of works)
Digital images
Place:
Tokyo (Japan)
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1989-2008
Summary:
A portfolio of stereographic inkjet photoprints, including views of American bridges, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, roads and highways, Hoover Dam, views taken from the World Trade Center, New York, and one image of Tokyo.
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of a portfolio in black case: 25 color digital stereoscopic prints, numbered and captioned, unsigned. Views include American bridges, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, roads and highways, Hoover Dam, and views taken from the World Trade Center, New York. Contains one image of Tokyo.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series. Series 1: Prints, 1989-2008
Biographical / Historical:
Robert L Covington is a New York state based photographer specializing in images of the built environment and natural world including images using the stereographic technique. His stated purpose is using photography for " its ability to provide a viewer an experience that is, at its heart, the same experience that drove me to take the picture. This ability to recreate an experience, unconstrained by time and place, is the essential power of the medium. This does not minimize the importance of the picture, but sees it as a part of a larger process, not the end point...I photograph in two modes with multi-image collages capturing the experience of looking around while stereo photographs capture the experience of the looking at details." Source http://www.covingtons-space.com/ (accessed on January 3., 2018)
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center by the artist Robert Covington.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bridges -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 2000-2010
Portfolios (groups of works)
Digital images
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Robert Covington Stereograph Portfolio, 1989-2008, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1201
See more items in:
Robert Covington Stereograph Portfolio
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1201