Chicken by Frederick Sommer (1939)

The photograph titled “Chicken” was taken by the artist Frederick Sommer in the year 1939. This image presents a stark and graphic representation of a disembodied chicken’s head and partial torso. The subject is placed against a blank background, highlighting the textures and contours of the decaying flesh and bones. There is a strong contrast between the dark areas and the lighter portions, which accentuates the form and the graphic quality of the composition. This photograph is an example of Sommer’s exploration of organic matter and his interest in the relationship between life and death.

Other Photographs from Frederick Sommer

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