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Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s early fashion work made him a cult icon, though in the past decade and a half he has concentrated on street photography. DiCorcia distinguishes himself from previous generations of street photographers in his methodology: extrapolating the theatrical quality obtained from his fashion work, he sets up flash lighting at selected locations on average city streets, and then photographs passersby as they walk under the lights. This creates a hyperreality that vividly suspends urban life.
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Philip-Lorca diCorcia, American, born 1953
Los Angelesfrom the series Streetwork, 1997-1998
- Chromogenic print
- Image: 25 9/16 × 37 13/16 in. (65 × 96.1 cm) Mount: 29 15/16 × 39 7/8 in. (76 × 101.3 cm) Frame: 37 1/8 × 49 1/8 × 2 in. (94.3 × 124.8 × 5.1 cm)
- Credit Line
The Target Collection of American Photography, museum purchase funded by Target Stores, The Manfred Heiting Collection
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
[Manfred Heiting, Malibu, California]; purchased by MFAH, 2002.