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Public Transit Areas #6: Long Beach
Anthony Hernandez (American, born 1947)
Gelatin silver print
32.4 x 47.3 cm (12 3/4 x 18 5/8 in.)
© Anthony Hernandez
Purchased in part with funds provided by the Photographs Council
It is not an accident that vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines converge at a central point in this photograph, because Anthony Hernandez is deliberately playing with a visual cliché. In this picture the
This photograph is part of Anthony Hernandez's series, Public Transit Areas (1979-80), which focused on people waiting at bus stops in Los Angeles. The invasive, sensory elements of the city vie for attention with vulnerable looking individuals immersed in their own private worlds. Hernandez used relatively large photographic equipment--a five-by-seven-inch camera mounted on a tripod--to achieve sharp focus throughout his images. A consistent, formulaic approach to