Tent Camera.  Photographs by Abelardo Morell.
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Tent Camera.

Photographs by Abelardo Morell.
Nazraeli Press, Paso Robles, CA, USA, 2019. In English. 56 pp., 22 four-color illustrations, 15x10½".

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Edition of 350 signed, numbered, and slipcased copies. 

“I have always loved the 19th-Century photographs of the American West by Carleton Watkins, Timothy O’Sullivan and William Henry Jackson, but, when I had a commission to photograph these landscapes anew, the work of these men daunted me—so much so that, for a long time, I couldn’t imagine how I would approach making landscape images myself. But like many immigrants, I felt moved to explore the vastness of my adopted country.” — Abelardo Morell

Working with his assistant, C.J. Heyliger, Cuban-born artist Abelardo Morell has famously designed a light proof tent that, via periscope type optics, makes it possible to project a view of the nearby landscape onto whatever ground is under the tent. Inside this darkened space he uses a view camera to record the effect. This tent camera now liberates Morell to use camera obscura techniques in a world of new places.

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1948, Morell immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1962. His work has been collected and shown in many galleries, institutions and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York, The Chicago Art Institute, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Houston Museum of Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, The Victoria & Albert Museum and over seventy other museums in the United States and abroad.

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