In Focus: The Tree (February 8 to July 3, 2011)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 8 to July 3, 2011
This image is available for download, without charge, under the Getty's Open Content Program.
Open Content images tend to be large in file-size. To avoid potential data charges from your carrier, we recommend making sure your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network before downloading.
Not currently on view
Felling Cedar Tree Thirty Miles East of Seattle, 76 feet in Circumference, 18 in From Ground
Darius Kinsey (American, 1869 - 1945)
Washington, United States, North America (Place created)
Gelatin silver print
34.6 × 27 cm (13 5/8 × 10 5/8 in.)
Kinsey was a professional photographer who earned his living documenting the woodcutters who conquered the forests of the American West, one tree at a time. The magnitude of their task is visible in this image of a cedar, where the chopping axes look like matchsticks in relation to the girth of the trunk. Lamentably, the now vanished forests attest to the fortitude and tenacity of these pioneers.