Item description for America by Zoe Strauss & Steve Crist...
Poised to be the most important photography book of the year, Zoe Strauss's America shines a light on the often unseen people and places in the United States today.
Once in a great while, a photographer and their photographs break new ground and people sit right up and take notice. Zoe Strauss is such a photographer. The Philadelphia native who has brought us searing images of that city's marginalized people and places on the fringe of society, has taken her no holds barred, up close and personal style of photography to the roads less traveled across America. At times witty, touching, poetic, and downright shocking, Zoe Strauss's photographs capture the beauty and struggle of everyday life and resonate as a social document of our time, and as sheer and powerful art.
Zoe Strauss picked up a camera on her 30th birthday, but in only eight years, has generated a huge body of work that has been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, and has garnered her a United States Artists grant.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 11.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Ammo Books
ISBN 1934429139 ISBN13 9781934429136
Availability 0 units.
More About Zoe Strauss & Steve Crist
Born in Philadelphia, Strauss, a self-taught photographer was given a camera for her 30th birthday and started taking pictures of life in the city's marginal neighborhoods. Described as the chronicler of Philadelphia's mean streets and the town's own Diane Arbus, Under I-95 is the title of her attention-grabbing annual installation. Shows, awards, acclaim and fellowships soon followed the receipt fo her first camera - 2002 Leeway Grant, 2004 Arcadia Works on Paper award, 2005 Pew Fellow Award and Zoe Strauss Night at the Whitney Museum in 2006.
Zoe Strauss currently resides in Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania. Zoe Strauss was born in 1970.