Jordan Up the Pole is a special limited-edition photograph from the latest series recently published by Doug Dubois My Last Day at Seventeen. DuBois was first introduced to a group of teenagers from the Russell Heights housing estate while he was an artist-in-residence at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, on the southwest coast of Ireland. He was fascinated by the insular neighborhood, in which “everyone seems to be someone’s cousin, former girlfriend, or spouse. Little can happen there that isn’t seen, discussed, distorted beyond all reason, and fiercely defended against any disapprobation from the outside.”
Doug DuBois (born in Dearborn, Michigan, 1960) has photographs in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; J. Paul GettyMuseum, Los Angeles; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, MacDowell Colony, and National Endowment for the Arts. DuBois has exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum and MoMA. His first monograph was All the Days and Nights (Aperture, 2009), and he has photographed for magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, Time, Details, and GQ. DuBois teaches in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.