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NASA

Apollo 15 mission

( - )

1971

Gelatin silver print

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Purchased with funds from Goodyear Aerospace

2003.36

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While video images of astronauts exploring the moon were broadcast live around the world to millions of television viewers, NASA also had the astronauts take still photographs to record more detailed visual information. These photographs were taken during the Apollo 11, 12, 14 or 15 lunar landings. Like much early photography now exhibited in museums, these images were not originally intended as art. They do nonetheless reflect a visual aesthetic very much in sync with the spare, minimalist painting and sculpture of the time.

Keywords
Photography
Astronauts
Gelatin Silver
Moon
Black and White