Anne Noggle turned to photography later in life after previous careers as a bomber pilot and crop duster. Her unusual background gave her a unique perspective on society. Favoring a straight approach to photography, she specialized in portraits of the elderly, particularly women. During a stay on the Indiana University campus as an artist-in-residence, she regularly visited a home for the aged and destitute near Spencer, Indiana. Her portraits, which maintain the anonymity of the residents, often show the sitters in their rooms surrounded by their personal belongings. In doing so, Noggle humanized the institutional setting by treating her subjects as unique individuals. The home closed its doors in 2002.
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art has four prints from this series (Eskenazi Museum of Art 89.2A–.2D).
# 2 from the series Owen County Home, Indiana
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 1/2 x 19 in. (34.2 x 48.2 cm); sheet: 16 x 19 7/8 in. (40.6 x 50.5 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of the artist, 89.2B
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