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Ruwedel (Mark) Photographs
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Description
Collection comprises seven, black and white, gelatin silver print photographs taken by Mark Ruwedel between 1996 and 2006. One photograph, Death Valley #16 (2001) shows an abandoned railroad trestle in Death Valley, California. The other prints in this collection are from Ruwedel's Desert Sidings series, including Bagdad (1996); Pisgah (1996); Klondike (1996); Siberia (1996); Essex (2002); and Cadiz (2006). These images show various locations in the Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California. The photographs are part of Ruwedel's larger series, Westward the Course of Empire and were featured in the California Historical Society's 2019 exhibition of the same name.
Background
Mark Ruwedel was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1954. He is a landscape photographer, with much of his work documenting the American West and the California desert region. Ruwedel is a Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach.
Extent
4.44 Linear Feet
Restrictions
Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Mark Ruwedel, was not transferred to the California Historical Society (CHS). Permission for reproduction or publication of materials in this collection beyond that allowed by fair use must be secured from the copyright holder.
Availability
Collection is open for research.