Golden Gate Bridge Post 9/11 by Tad Doxsee
© 2009 Tad Doxsee

    • Title: Golden Gate Bridge Post 9/11
    • Artist: Tad Doxsee
    • From: Palo Alto, CA USA

    • Phone: + 1 (650) 325.2117
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    • Address: 848 Boyce Ave
      Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

    Artist Statement

    The Golden Gate Bridge is an icon of the West -- has not every visitor to San Francisco with a camera photographed it? Yet, immediately after 9/11, the act of taking its picture was suspect, and still today some wonder if a detailed photo, in the wrong hands, could compromise its security.

    In this image, elements of the fence - the vertical posts, the thin cable of barbed wire, and the diagonals of chain links - echo similar elements of the bridge, just as the fence as a whole echo some of the changes in the U.S. post 9/11.

    Gelatin silver print, selenium toned. Photographed with a medium format camera on black & white film, printed in a darkroom using traditional techniques.