John Gutmann

American, born Germany (Breslau, Germany [now Breslau, Poland], 1905 - 1998, San Francisco, California)

Gulliver's Descent

1934, printed ca. 1974
photograph | gelatin silver print
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  • Gulliver's Descent

    John Gutmann, Gulliver's Descent, 1934, printed ca. 1974; gelatin silver print, 10 in. x 8 in. (25.4 cm x 20.32 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Bequest of John Gutmann; © 1998 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

10 in. x 8 in. (25.4 cm x 20.32 cm)
Acquired 2000
Collection SFMOMA
Bequest of John Gutmann
© 1998 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents


men, streets, crowds, ropes, ladders, stairs, shadows, aerial views

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