NEW AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS NOW PUBLISHED AS AN ARTIST'S BOOK
The title, "New American Photographs" has a double meaning: as a continuation of the lyric documentary tradition of Walker Evans’ 1938 classic AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS and as acknowledgement of the seismic shift that has taken place technically in photography during the past decade. The images in NEW AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS have all been made since 2003 with digital cameras, and continue work documenting the American social landscape that Kingston began in the 1970s on 35mm color film.
Museum curator and author Clark Worswick says about Rodger Kingston, “He is amongst the best artists that America has ever offered: for his generosity of spirit: for the blast of adrenalin I get from his encounters with "the great ordinary of American vernacular": for his sense of history in photography: and for his deep sense of proportion, common sense, and uncommon humor. Rodger's point of departure for this book is Evans "American Photographs" ... what a thing to stand up to, and to actually be able to prevail in this space. Amazing... simply amazing to pull this off. This is a sheer bravado performance!"
NEW AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS is available as an artist's book in an edition of 50 signed and numbered hardcover copies, each accompanied by an original 8x10” print printed and signed by the photographer. Purchasers may select their print from any of the 110 images in the book. The edition was released in November, 2007 with a retail price of $350; however, copies 1 through 30 quickly sold, and with copy number 31, the price rose to $400. Copies number 35 through 50 are still available. Inquiries and orders may be directed to Rodger Kingston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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