Where We Live presents more than 150 images from the Bruce and Nancy Berman collection of contemporary photographs. From Mitch Epstein's Holyoke, Massachusetts, to Camilo Vergara's Detroit, to John Divola's 29 Palms in Southern California, the images here concentrate on the American landscape and the people and structures that can be found in its vast vistasand its backyards. The photographs that the Bermans have been drawn to often represent changing American communities recorded by artists whose vision is passionate but unsentimentala vision that acknowledges the present as fleeting, desolate, and lyrical.
Beautifully reproduced in this volumewhich coincides with an exhibition to be held at the J. Paul Getty Museum from October 24, 2006, to February 25, 2007are works from twenty-four contemporary photographers, the majority working in color, from William Christenberry and William Eggleston to Doug Dubois and Sheron Rupp. Accompanying the photographs are illuminating essays by Kenneth A. Breisch and Colin Westerbeck and an introduction by Judith Keller. An essay by novelist Bruce Wagner captures the mood that runs through this powerful assemblage of photographs.
|Series:||Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum Series|
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About the Author
Kenneth A. Breisch is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California.
Judith Keller is associate curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Bruce Wagner is the author of I'm Losing You and Still Holding; his most recent novel is The Chrysanthemum Palace.
A writer for the Los Angeles Times, Colin Westerbeck was previously curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Table of Contents
Foreword Michael Brand 7
Preface and Acknowledgments Judith Keller Anne Lacoste 9
The Scenic Route: A Photographic Side Trip through America Today Colin Westerbeck 13
Cultural Landscapes Kenneth A. Breisch 25
Chorus: The Spirit Room Bruce Wagner 33
Checklist Anne Lacoste 210
Biographies Anne Lacoste 217