O. Winston Link

(Brooklyn, New York, 1914 - 2001, South Salem, New York)

The Cavalier Leaves Williamson, West Virginia, On a Rainy Day

December 23, 1958 (printed later)

Gelatin silver print

19 3/8 x 15 1/2 in. (49.3 x 39.4 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Thomas H. Garver


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For some of his daylight images, Link used a medium format Rolleiflex to take advantage of the camera’s portability and fast film speeds. Link was lucky enough to be present for one of the last runnings of a J Class engine. On a rainy winter afternoon, Link made a dozen negatives of the decommissioned train as it pulled out of the station. He ran backwards on the platform, continuing to shoot until it had passed.

Black and White
United States
Gelatin Silver