Publisher: Albuquerque, New Mexico: Anne Noggle, 1983
Edition: 1st Edition
Item #: 110868
An original, unframed gelatin silver print, "Yolanda: Sic Transit Gloria Sepse," titled, dated 1983 and signed by Noggle in pencil on verso. Image size 12-7/8 x 18-3/4 inches; paper size 16 x 20 inches.
Fine. No visible flaws.
As Noggle's friend, Yolanda Belloli appeared frequently in the artist's work, and numerous images of her appear in Noggle's 1983 book Silver Lining. The Latin title of this image--which roughly translates as, "So glory fades a bit"--underscores Noggle's unblinking interest in aging. From the artist: "I photograph people, most often older women, focusing on the tension between the iron determinant of age and the individual character of the subject. I try for images that go beneath the surface into that unchanging arena of the human psyche, formed in early life, which grows into maturity but does not relinquish its basic character throughout one's life. That deepest self, discernible only to one who is patient, watchful, and perhaps older oneself. The image I seek is of youth betrayed by age, of spirit strong but fragile with time. I want to show who the people in my pictures are, and how damned difficult it is as each of us in our time becomes them."