The Rouge Study #1, Dearborn, MI

Michael Kenna
The Rouge Study #1, Dearborn, MI
sepia-toned gelatin silver print
UMMA, 2002/2.240

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The Rouge: Photographs by Michael Kenna

December 2, 2006–January 14, 2007

English landscape photographer Michael Kenna first toured the Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1992 and returned to the site over a number of years. The resulting photographs capture the smoky atmosphere, the dramatic structures, and the bold silhouettes that give this early twentieth-century technical marvel at the center of modern American industry its character. This suite of more than 75 images possesses all the trademark characteristics of Kenna’s photography, including dramatic composition, subtle exploration of light, and ongoing textural investigation.

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The Rouge: Photographs by Michael Kenna is made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund, as part of its support of UMMA’s 2006–07 season.

Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by Michigan Radio.

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