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Martha Graham's Lamentation

Herta Moselsio
"Lamentation,"ca. summer 1937
Silver gelatin prints
Music Division
Purchase, 2001 (233.2, 234.2)

Acquired by the Music Division in 2001 by purchase from a friend of the photographer, these photographs of modern dance pioneer Martha Graham were created at the same time the photographer's husband, Simon Moselsio, was shooting a documentary film on Graham's piece "Lamentation." Both images of the dancer were shot in Bennington, Vermont, at Bennington College during Graham's summer residency there.


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