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Basement, Buck and Sadie Hudens Home, West Lafayette, Indiana

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  • Artist:
    Carr, Susan
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  • Medium:
    Gelatin silver print
  • Dimensions:
    image: 14 3/4 in x 14 3/4 in; paper: 19 7/8 in x 15 7/8 in
  • Credit Line:
    Museum purchase

About the Photographer

Carr, Susan

American, 1963-2012

Susan Carr photographs the interiors of American homes that have been occupied by the same person for at least forty years. In square black-and-white photographs, Carr neatly frames clusters of collectable figurines, sparse bedroom arrangments beneath busily patterned wallpaper, and other scenes that speak to the memorabilia accumulated over a lifetime. Some of these domestic settings are meticulously orchestrated by their inhabitants while others are more haphazard, but all reflect a range of personal and idiosyncratic choices, serving as portraits of the absent people. Carr earned her BA from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo (1985). Trained as a fine art photographer, Carr also had an active commercial practice, specializing in architectural photography.