Arts in Context

Wildly Strange

Clip | 4m 20s

Ralph Eugene Meatyard helped usher in a new way of thinking about photography. Eschewing the expectation of “documentary truth,” Meatyard’s evocative photography sought to create something more akin to poetry. His highly experimental work employs masks, dolls, and sometimes his own children set against abandoned buildings and other eerie backdrops.

Aired: 06/04/15

Rating: NR

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