Mars related art photography
August 19, 2012 8:55 AM   Subscribe

Help me find a photograph from the seventies or eighties of a space-suit-clad person climbing a martian mountain.

I am trying to find a photo I saw at a Seattle art museum about two years ago. It was a large, high-quality photograph of a person climbing up a reddish mountain (in Arizona or maybe New Mexico), wearing a cumbersome space suit. I have the vague recollection that the photograph was done in the 70s or 80s by a photographer with a japanese name (I'm not sure it was japanese). It resembled this picture by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, but the angle was from a higher perspective, up the mountain, and the space person was more anonymous, an almost apocalyptic figure. This has been bugging me all day. Help!
posted by Omon Ra to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Does it resemble this one by Bill Hartmann? (Scroll down.)
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:35 AM on August 19, 2012

Somewhat, but the space-suited person is more monochromatic and bulkier, and the point of view is from someone who's looking from the top of the hill.
posted by Omon Ra at 9:39 AM on August 19, 2012

Closer to this? Kenji Yanobe ‘Atom Suit Project: Desert 1’, performance, 1998.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:36 PM on August 19, 2012

Hmm, looks like Yanobe's work was shown at Seattle's Center on Contemporary Art in 1998. Nothing newer, at least that I can find. Wondering if you saw an image that had to do with that exhibit--?
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:33 PM on August 19, 2012

Thank you MonkeyToes, my obsessive-compulsive brain rests at last! It's precisely that one. I think I saw it at the Experience Music Project in Seattle in 2006, as part of an exhibition of artworks owned by Paul Allen. Its weird, I didn't even remember the second figure in the photo.
posted by Omon Ra at 1:41 AM on August 20, 2012

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