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Graphic Interlude

Unstable states, mutable conditions
Fergus Fields, Carol M. Highsmith, Walker Evans, Samuel J. Beckett, Thomas C. Roche, Alexander Gardner and John Collet

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This graphic interlude features a selection of photographs which can illustrate the topic of this issue: “Unstable states, mutable conditions”.

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Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

© Fergus Fields.

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

© Fergus Fields.

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

© Fergus Fields.

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

© Fergus Fields.

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

© Fergus Fields.

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

© Fergus Fields.

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

© Fergus Fields.

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

© Fergus Fields.

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011

© Fergus Fields.

Carol M. Highsmith, Abandoned cabin near the ghost town of Cima in the Mojave National Preserve in California, 2012

Carol M. Highsmith, Abandoned cabin near the ghost town of Cima in the Mojave National Preserve in California, 2012

Source: The Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/​resource/​highsm.23935/​

Carol M. Highsmith, An abandoned movie theater in Sierra Blanca, made a virtual ghost town when the interstate highway bypassed it in Hudspeth County, Texas, 2014

Carol M. Highsmith, An abandoned movie theater in Sierra Blanca, made a virtual ghost town when the interstate highway bypassed it in Hudspeth County, Texas, 2014

Source: The Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/​item/​2014631006/​

Walker Evans, Circus poster. Alabama, 1935

Walker Evans, Circus poster. Alabama, 1935

Source: The Library of Congress. http://loc.gov/​pictures/​resource/​fsa.8c52074/​

The Detroit Publishing Company, Whitby, the Abbey, Yorkshire, England, ca 1890-1900 (Photochrom print, 1905)

The Detroit Publishing Company, Whitby, the Abbey, Yorkshire, England, ca 1890-1900 (Photochrom print, 1905)

Source: The Library of Congress, http://loc.gov/​pictures/​resource/​ppmsc.09082/​.

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900

Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.

Thomas C. Roche and Alexander Gardner, Ruins in Carey Street, Richmond (1865)

Thomas C. Roche and Alexander Gardner, Ruins in Carey Street, Richmond (1865)

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), http://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​268021.

“A Morning Frolic, or the Transmutation of Sexes” (c. 1780), London. Published by Carington Bowles after John Collet

“A Morning Frolic, or the Transmutation of Sexes” (c. 1780), London. Published by Carington Bowles after John Collet

The book open on the floor is inscribed 'Ovid's Metamorphoses done into English'.

Source: British Museum (London), https://www.britishmuseum.org/​collection/​object/​P_2010-7081-3029 ©Trustees of the British Museum.

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List of illustrations

Title Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011
Credits © Fergus Fields.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-1.jpg
File image/jpeg, 68k
Title Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011
Credits © Fergus Fields.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-2.jpg
File image/jpeg, 88k
Title Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011
Credits © Fergus Fields.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-3.jpg
File image/jpeg, 120k
Title Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011
Credits © Fergus Fields.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-4.jpg
File image/jpeg, 128k
Title Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011
Credits © Fergus Fields.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-5.jpg
File image/jpeg, 124k
Title Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011
Credits © Fergus Fields.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-6.jpg
File image/jpeg, 108k
Title Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011
Credits © Fergus Fields.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-7.jpg
File image/jpeg, 96k
Title Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011
Credits © Fergus Fields.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-8.jpg
File image/jpeg, 80k
Title Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011
Credits © Fergus Fields.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-9.jpg
File image/jpeg, 48k
Title Carol M. Highsmith, Abandoned cabin near the ghost town of Cima in the Mojave National Preserve in California, 2012
Credits Source: The Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/​resource/​highsm.23935/​
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-10.jpg
File image/jpeg, 892k
Title Carol M. Highsmith, An abandoned movie theater in Sierra Blanca, made a virtual ghost town when the interstate highway bypassed it in Hudspeth County, Texas, 2014
Credits Source: The Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/​item/​2014631006/​
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-11.jpg
File image/jpeg, 812k
Title Walker Evans, Circus poster. Alabama, 1935
Credits Source: The Library of Congress. http://loc.gov/​pictures/​resource/​fsa.8c52074/​
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-12.jpg
File image/jpeg, 736k
Title The Detroit Publishing Company, Whitby, the Abbey, Yorkshire, England, ca 1890-1900 (Photochrom print, 1905)
Credits Source: The Library of Congress, http://loc.gov/​pictures/​resource/​ppmsc.09082/​.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-13.jpg
File image/jpeg, 273k
Title Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900
Credits Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-14.jpg
File image/jpeg, 192k
Title Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900
Credits Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-15.jpg
File image/jpeg, 188k
Title Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900
Credits Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-16.jpg
File image/jpeg, 276k
Title Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900
Credits Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-17.jpg
File image/jpeg, 196k
Title Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900
Credits Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-18.jpg
File image/jpeg, 196k
Title Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900
Credits Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-19.jpg
File image/jpeg, 116k
Title Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900
Credits Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-20.jpg
File image/jpeg, 296k
Title Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900
Credits Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-21.jpg
File image/jpeg, 112k
Title Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900
Credits Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, https://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​287806.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-22.jpg
File image/jpeg, 120k
Title Thomas C. Roche and Alexander Gardner, Ruins in Carey Street, Richmond (1865)
Credits Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), http://www.metmuseum.org/​art/​collection/​search/​268021.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-23.jpg
File image/jpeg, 196k
Title “A Morning Frolic, or the Transmutation of Sexes” (c. 1780), London. Published by Carington Bowles after John Collet
Caption The book open on the floor is inscribed 'Ovid's Metamorphoses done into English'.
Credits Source: British Museum (London), https://www.britishmuseum.org/​collection/​object/​P_2010-7081-3029 ©Trustees of the British Museum.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1454/img-24.jpg
File image/jpeg, 288k
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References

Electronic reference

Fergus Fields, Carol M. Highsmith, Walker Evans, Samuel J. Beckett, Thomas C. Roche, Alexander Gardner and John Collet, Graphic InterludeAngles [Online], 4 | 2017, Online since 01 April 2017, connection on 09 August 2022. URL: http://journals.openedition.org/angles/1454; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/angles.1454

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About the authors

Fergus Fields

Fergus Fields is a contemporary American photographer who specializes in serial photography. His projects involve continuous travelling around the world. His work have been shown in collective exhibitions in Montréal (Canada), Orlando, San José (United States), Perth (Australia), Monterrey (Mexico), Hamburg (Germany), Manchester (UK) and Kobe (Japan).

Carol M. Highsmith

Carol M. Highsmith is a contemporary US photographer who has begun a multi-year project that involves photographing 21st Century America for the Library of Congress, picking up where Lange left off during the WPA project of the 1930s. See http://www.carolhighsmithamerica.com/

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Walker Evans

Walker Evans was an American photojournalist who notably documented the Great Depression for the Farm Security Administration.

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Samuel J. Beckett

British photographer, b. Shadwell, Stepney [London] 1870– d. Bournemouth 1940.

Thomas C. Roche

American photographer (1826–1895), best remembered for his work on the American Civil War.

Alexander Gardner

Photographer born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1821 (died 1882 in Washington, D.C.). Best known for his pictures of the American Civil War and of President Lincoln.

John Collet

British; artist (c. 1725 – 1780). Painter of genre low-life subjects; studied St. Martin's Lane Academy and was pupil of Lambert; popularized by engravings by John Goldar; according to Alexander, Collet's output falls into three periods: in the late 1760s, a number of his designs were engraved by Goldar and others for Thomas Bradford of Fleet Street; 1768-73, prints after his work were jointly published by Robert Sayer and John Smith, and from 1774-76 by Sayer and Bennett; 1777-81, mezzotints after his designs published by Carington Bowles.

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