Long White Shirt, China 2008

Silver gelatin print, printed by the artist in her darkroom  

Edition: 2/25

20″ x 16″

Signature: on back in pencil

Retail Value: $1,200

Minimum Bid: $400




Monica Denevan has been making intimate portraits, mostly of men, in China, Burma, and Laos for many years. She returns to quiet, rural locations, working closely with people to make her composed, stylized images. Using found objects and integrating a classic, traditional garment, she evokes vintage, early 20th century fashion in this photograph.

Traveling light, Monica photographs with her medium format camera, one lens, and a few bags full of film. Her work is represented by Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco and Serindia Gallery in Bangkok, and is in the permanent collection of UCSF Medical Center.

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