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Since 1973 the photographer George Tatge has lived in Italy, where he took this photograph, Lucca, 1984, depicting the old town walls of the Tuscan city. Tatge finds that, if caught in a certain light, an ambiguous situation or object can be transformed into something revelatory. He explains that ‘It is paradoxical that I am often forced to work with great speed to catch that light while working with a very slow and cumbersome technique, that of the view camera. I work with a 5 x 7-inch Deardorff folding camera which requires a tripod and dark cloth to view the image reversed and upside down on the ground glass.’*

*George Tatge, 30 June 2010

MediumBlack and White Photograph
DimensionsFramed: 36 x 39 cm 11.6 x 16.8 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015
Item NumberIMMA.3947
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George Tatge, Lucca, 1984, Black and White Photograph, Framed: 36 x 39 cm 11.6 x 16.8 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015

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About the Artist

George Tatge b.1951

Turkish photographer George Tatge (born 1951) studied English Literature at Beloit College, Wisconsin, taking photographs in his spare time. Tatge moved to Italy in 1973 and began working as a freelance photographer and writer. He served as Director of Photography at the Alinari Archives between 1986 and 2003. Tatge was awarded the Premio Friuli Venezia Giulia Photography Prize in 2010. His photographic work is represented in significant public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, and the Centre Canadien d’Architecture, Montreal. — View Artist »