Friday, 7 January 2011

Views of America

After discussions in the first year crits about their Pros and Cons Project, I though of a couple of photographers that might be useful - particularly if you have chosen the Pro/Con USA.

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

....In downtown Detroit, the streets are lined with abandoned hotels and swimming pools, ruined movie houses and schools, all evidence of the motor city's painful decline. The photographs of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre capture what remains of a once-great city – and hint at the wider story of post-industrial America... Taken form a article in the Guardian.

Alec Soth (b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. These images are from his book 'Sleeping by the Mississippi'.

William Eggleston

...Had you to guess where he came from and what he did from his appearance alone, the words 'English' and 'aristocrat' might spring to mind way before 'American' and 'photographer'. And yet, at 65, William Eggleston is perhaps the most innovative American photographer of the past 50 years whose unique style has transformed the way we look at the world.... From the Observer 2004, read more here.

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