Danh Vo

Snowfall, northern Sierras, 1847, 2014

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The ill-fated journey of the Donner-Reed party, a group of American pioneers who journeyed from Springfield, Illinois to California in 1847-48, is well known in the United States as the most disastrous overland migration endeavor. Instead of following the known California trail, the group took a less-explored shortcut, got trapped by a snowstorm in Sierra Nevada and, desperate and starving, resorted to cannibalism. The story is significant beyond its historical value; in American folklore, it has become a tale of American exceptionalism, of ignorance and arrogance.

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Paper size 41 x 58 cm – Plate size 17.5 x 36.5 cm
Edition of 24
Printed by Julie Dam
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
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The print is validated with a certificate of authenticity.
Registration no
ID: DaV 14 001-1

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