22/06/16 19:11 Filed in: Contextual Research
The desire to discover the US by car is embedded in the American psyche – as a book, now turned into an exhibition, of photographs makes clear
“For me, the original idea came from a love of the road trip as a rite of passage in America,” says Denise Wolff, senior editor at photography publishers Aperture. “The idea that if you have a car, you have freedom to escape, to discover, to find yourself, to lose yourself. It’s a powerful call, one that is part of the American identity and culture.” Working with British author and curator David Campany, Wolff has edited a book called The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, published 18 months ago and which has now been turned into an exhibition in Detroit.
Source: Head out on the highway: celebrating the great American road trip | Art and design | The Guardian
21/06/16 19:12 Filed in: Contextual Research
The color photographer has turned his eye toward the mundane objects that inspired the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi.
Source: Joel Meyerowitz Finds Beauty in the Ordinary - The New York Times
16/06/16 19:14 Filed in: Contextual Research
A short while after leaving Hessle station, my daughter hands me a drawing. She’s been sketching the vast 2,200-metre-long Humber bridge, which we’ve just this minute passed under. What, I ask, are those tiny figures? The people who’ve jumped, she explains.
Source: This is the 1.17 to nirvana: how a Yorkshire commute became a work of art | Music | The Guardian