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The Restorers at San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples

thomas-struth-the-art-restorers-at-san-lorenzo-maggiore-naplesA 1988 photographic portrait of 4 restorers in Naples by Thomas Struth, currently on show in the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York.

Their website says of the image:

The setting..was the restorers’ current work place—the former refectory of a church then being used as a staging area for paintings from the surrounding area that had been damaged in a recent earthquake…Struth uses a large-format view camera on a tripod, which, with its oversize negatives and slow exposure time allows for a tremendous amount of detail, and the shallow depth of field subtly pushes the four figures into the space of the viewer.

Click on the image above for the full HD photograph.

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