Kenyon College

Lost Chicken


Artist: Keith Carter
Title of Work: Lost Chicken
Year: 1992
Dimensions: 24″ x 20″
Material: Gelatin silver print
Photo Line: Ross Art Museum
Collection Credit: Permanent Collection/ Richard M. Ross Art Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University

Carter’s Lost Chicken presents a glimpse into the reality of farmers across America. He takes an ineffable experience and opens the door to express reality in this photograph. Lost Chicken encapsulates the disappearance of rural life as a practice and industry. Shooting in black and white instead of color, Carter suggests the interconnectedness of our histories with the past and the present.

–Reina Thomas ‘14, Gund Gallery Associate