@ Black, Judith



Presentation by Stanley / Barker:

" In 1986, the American artist Judith Black was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship with the intention of documenting a cross-country road trip with her four children. Unlike Robert Frank's iconic Guggenheim-funded road trip 30 years earlier, Black's mission was much more intimate.

Rather than documenting America, her intention was to photograph her children, friends, and family as she traversed the country. Her itinerary included stops in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and various sights along the way.

During the trip, Black visited her aunt at the Michigan cabin, where as a child Black and her family went each August to avoid the brutal summer heat of her hometown Springfield, Illinois. Ironically, it was there at the age of seven that Black purchased her first Brownie camera, while staying with her grandmother.

After returning to Massachusetts, Black continued photographing family and friends during vacations, recording various celebrations, birthdays, reunions, and births.

« Sweet memories and histories embedded in each photograph. »

      -- Judith Black  "

128 pages - Hardcover

Stanley / Barker, 2021

Format : 25 x 25 cm

New - Mint condition


Black, Judith

Judith Black is an American photographer and teacher. She is mostly known for having documented her family life since the end of the sixties with a Black & White Polaroid (Type 55), recording, with precision and humor, the strange and the marvelous in the veryday life. Her work has been exhibited in many American institutions and beyond. In 2020, Stanley / Barker published a selection of images from this body of work under the title "Pleasant Street", then in 2021 they published another photobook from her work, called "Vacation", this time focused on a family travel across the United States, undertaken following the reception of a Guggenheim Fellowship. © Self-portrait « 1997.02.07.Self (with Mom and Aunt Edie) » taken from the artist's website
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