I’ve seen a few of these images before, but I’m not sure I ever knew the photographers name. I think this series makes such a statement about America, and it does it beautifully. According to Getty Museum website : “Jim Dow’s interest in those places where people enact their everyday rituals, from the barbershop to the baseball park, has guided the path of his photographic career. Dow is concerned with capturing “human ingenuity and spirit” in endangered regional traditions–a barbershop with a heavy patina of town life covering the walls, the opulent time capsule of an old private New York club, the densely packed display of smoking pipes in an English tobacconist shop–all artifacts of a vanishing era. “
I was scrolling through documentary photographers and came across Pieter Hugo , I think this series is particularly interesting. It presents a portrait of Nollywood, Which “is said to be the third largest film industry in the world, releasing onto the home video market approximately 1 000 movies each year”.
His other series are stunning as well and worth a look
I just recently stumbled across this photographer, and I love the infrared quality to these images in juxtaposition to the subject matter. Really amazing. Richard Mosse is an Irish born photographer ‘is known for his restraining and highly aestheticised views of sites associated with violence and fear, such as his 2008 depictions of the war in Iraq, and his large-scale photographs of aeroplane crash sites.’ In these images he uses ‘used Kodak Aerochrome – an infra-red film designed in the 1940s to assist the U.S. military in detecting camouflage – to photograph the people and landscape of the Eastern Congo. ‘
images via another mag