lunes, 12 de enero de 2015

Fotografías de la emigración. Ellis Island Photographs from the Collection of William Williams, Commissioner of Immigration, 1902-1913. New York Public Library

[Alsace-Lorraine girl.] Digital ID: 418033. New York Public Library

Image Title

:  [Alsace-Lorraine girl.]

Creator(s)

: Williams, William, 1862-1947 -- Collector
Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis), 1865-1925 -- Photographer
La biblioteca  de Nueva York, New York Public Library, tiene disponible en su web una serie de colecciones o álbumes que merece la pena ver.
Uno de éstos me ha llamado la atención por la situación del "retratado", del protagonista de la foto. Son emigrantes que llegaban a la isla de Ellis en Nueva York y debían alli pasar un control de entrada, sanitario especialmente,antes de entrar en el país.

Ellis Island Photographs from the Collection of William Williams, Commissioner of Immigration, 1902-1913


Uno de los fotógrafos que allí realizó su trabajo hizo una serie de fotografías, duras y a la vez bellas, de la siguiente manera:

Augustus Frederick Sherman Wikipedia

...Sherman took photographs of families, groups, and individuals who were being detained either for medical reasons or for further interrogation.In many cases, the subjects were fleeing poverty, natural disaster, and political and religious persecution. And sometimes, after being detained, the immigrant was deported. Over the course of his career at Ellis Island, Sherman took more than 200 pictures, often encouraging his subjects to open their suitcases and put on their elaborate national costumes or folk dress...

Los emigrantes llegaban, pues, con el recuerdo más apreciado en la maleta, la ropa de su país, una forma de identidad para sentir en la distancia, para recordar su origen. El fotógrafo busca documentar esta realidad y, con este sencillo medio, consigue unas fotos excelentes como documento  y como obra de arte fotográfica.  

Estas fotos,  pensando en la historia que reflejan, impactan al espectador.

 En (google translate)

The library in New York, New York Public Library, is available on its website a series of collections or albums worth seeing.

One of them caught my attention because of the situation "portrayed", the protagonist of the picture. They are migrants who arrived at Ellis Island in New York and there should pass an input control, health especially before entering the country.
One of the photographers who did his work there was a series of photographs, harsh yet beautiful, as follows:
  Migrants arriving therefore the most cherished memories in your suitcase, clothing of their country, a form of identity to feel in the distance, to remember its origin. Photographer seeks to document this reality and, with this easy, you get excellent photos as document and photographic work of art.

These pictures, thinking that reflect the history, impact the viewer.



Image Title

:  A family of seven sons and one daughter, Ellis Island

Creator

: Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis), 1865-1925 -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940 -- Collector

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item Physical Description

: 4 3/4 X 6 3/4 in. 12.2 X 17.3 cm.

Notes

: Photograph was acquired in 1947 by the Picture Collection (Source 12810), and filed with this group of Hine photographs of Ellis Island subjects which already included another copy of this image. Note 2.) Typed caption on another print reproduced in Peter Mesenhöller "Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920" (c1905) p.128: "Jakob Mittelstadt and family, Russian German, ex SS 'Pretoria', May 9, 1905. Admitted to go to Kullen, N.D




A family of seven sons and one... Digital ID: 79890. New York Public Library