- Exhibition Label
- Many of Hudnall’s photographs focus on children and the elderly. “A unique commonality exists between young and old,” he observes, “because there is always a continuity between the past and the future. It is this commonality which I strive to depict in my work.” In The Guardian, a father enfolds his young daughter as they stand along a street reflected in the mirrored lenses of his glasses. The American flag tucked behind his ear suggests more – that in addition to warmth and affection, he is passing on a sense of community and patriotic pride.
- African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Earlie Hudnall, Jr., born Hattiesburg, MS 1946
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
- © 1990, Earlie Hudnall, Jr.
- gelatin silver print
- sheet: 19 7/8 x 16 in. (50.4 x 40.7 cm.)