From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/Title“Our Festering Hands Ruin All…”
About this objectConstructed figure cloaked in black fabric and white fabric over their head with a hand reaching towards a decrepit wall.
Place MadeNew Orleans, Louisiana
MakerLaughlin, Clarence John
Medium and MaterialsGelatin silver print.
Inscription and Marksverso: [pencil] 5368verso: [pencil] 1949 N.O.verso: [pencil] “Our Festering Hands Ruin All…”verso: [pencil] 2011:0019:0076
Measurements11.8 cm x 8.2 cm
Subject and Association DescriptionClarence John Laughlin (1905-1985) was a Louisiana born and based photographer who is best known for his surrealistic, literary approach to images of the American south.
Subject and Association KeywordsClarence John Laughlin
Subject and Association Keywords1940s
Subject and Association KeywordsWall
Subject and Association KeywordsHuman Figure
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved