Doug Rickard: A New American Picture
Out of stock Doug Rickard’s “A New American Picture” offers a startling and fresh perspective on American street photography. While at first glance the work looks reassuringly familiar and well within the traditional bounds of the genre, Rickard’s methodology is anything but conventional. All of the images are appropriated from Google Street View; over a period of two…
Doug Rickard studied U.S. history and sociology at UC San Diego. He is the founder of American Suburb X and These Americans, aggregating websites for essays on contemporary photography and historical photographic archives. In 2011, A New American Picture was included in the annual New Photography exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. A solo exhibition is planned for fall 2012 at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.
Historian David Campany is one of the best-known and most accessible writers on photography. He has published several books, among them Handful of Dust (2015), The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip (Aperture, 2014), Walker Evans: The Magazine Work (2013), and Photography and Cinema (2008). He contributes regularly to a range of publications, including Aperture and Oxford Art Journal.
Erin O’Toole studied drawing and engraving in college.
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Doug Rickard (born 1968) studied American history and sociology at University of California, San Diego. He is the founder of American Suburb X (www.americansuburbx.com) and These Americans (www.theseamericans.com), aggregating websites for essays on contemporary photography and historical photographic archives. "A New American Picture" was included in the annual "New Photography" exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2011.
Number of pages: 144
Publication date: 2012-09-30
Measurements: 10.1 x 12.8 x 0.8 inches
Lined with stores closed down long ago, sad-looking homes and deserted properties they are America’s ‘forgotten streets’. But one artist is forcing people to take a closer look at the often ignored places hit with financial struggles over the years. Using Google Street View, Doug Rickard was able to capture images from states all over the U.S including Michigan, California, Arkansas and New Jersey – without ever leaving his own home.–Lydia Warren”Daily Mail Online” (06/03/2012)