Wendy Arbeit
A portrait of an old sepia photograph of a woman.

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A Moment In Time
Collection of the artist

A Moment in Time is a series of seventeen of Wendy Arbeit’s self-portraits. Arbeit places herself in different eras in a 160-year span from the 1850s to 2010s, using various photographic processes, including a daguerreotype, tintypes, C-prints, and a black-and-white print. Dressed in authentic period clothing in each portrait, she considers the shifting status of her sense of self over time.