Jack Wilson's Waltz

@ Gossage, John

978-3958295476

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Presentation by Steidl:

" In John Gossage's words this is a book « with a particular context, of photographs to settle the feeling that I did not understand my home. To do that I set out, starting in 2003, to see what clarity my pictures might bring. »

And so came into being these photos of scenes, things, minor events and the look in the eyes of the young, all taken in everyday non-iconic places throughout his travels across America.

Gossage's ongoing look at his country within these pages is like a dance: rhythmic, redeeming, restorative, intuitive; but tentatively hopeful. « I would like to believe all of it, » he writes, « that we will be saved, but on Connecticut Avenue there is graffiti that says ‘Where is Lee Harvey Oswald when we need him?’ All I can hear is the faint echoing gun shots coming from Wounded Knee. » To be continued… "

This photobook is the second one in a series of three books of the same design by John Gossage published almost simultaneously by Steidl. The other two being Should Nature Change (2019) and The Nicknames of Citizens (2020).

144 pages - Hardcover with DJ

Steidl, 2019

Format : 24 x 29 cm

New - Mint condition

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$47.71

Gossage, John

John Gossage is an American photographer, born in 1946 in Staten Island (New York, NY). He is known for his artist's books and other publications in which he uses his photographs to explore under-appreciated topics in the urban environment such as litter, leaflets, debris, graffiti. He also explores the themes of surveillance, memory and the relationship between architecture and power.
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