Berenice Abbott’s Wave Patterns

Berenice Abbott, Interference of Waves, 1958-61

From Photograph magazine:

To explain wave phenomenon, Abbott adapted photogram techniques she had learned as Man Ray’s assistant in the 1920s. Combining a glass-bottomed ripple tank with an overhead flash, she projected shadows of oscillating waves onto unexposed photographic paper. The strong graphic black-and-white lines in Wave Pattern with Glass Plate lucidly reveal how energy pulses through water.

Bernice Abbott, Wave Pattern with Glass Plate, c. 1958

 

Berenice Abbott, Photogram: Wave Pattern, MIT, 1958-61

 

Berenice Abbott, Photogram: Wave Pattern, MIT, 1958-61

 

Berenice Abbott, Photogram: Wave Pattern, MIT, 1958-61

 

Berenice Abbott, Photogram: Wave Pattern, MIT, 1958-61

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