Just as Aperture’s classic Masters of Photography series introduces audiences to the work of established great photographers, this first in a planned series of three-volume boxed sets offers an affordable, beautifully produced introduction to three emerging talents: Kelli Connell, Justin Newhall and Brian Ulrich. Via digital manipulation, Kelli Connell uses a single individual to represent two sides of an evolving relationship, the self and the other. Justin Newhall has spent the past few years following the Lewis and Clark Trail through the Dakotas, Montana and beyond. His lyrical work focuses on the intersections of tourism, history and mythology. Brian Ulrich shoots in malls, grocery stores and warehouses, documenting the bounty of commercial goods available to consumers and the peculiar behavior it seems to bring out. From cathartic to catatonic, his shoppers may be caught up in fantasy or quite simply overwhelmed, but they are certainly familiar. This slipcased box set will include three volumes, each with 56 pages and 25 color images.
Publication date: 2006-10-01
Measurements: 8.4 x 9 x 1.59 inches
Brian Ulrich (born in North Port, New York, 1971) holds an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. In 2009, he was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. He is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Julie Saul, New York; and Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco.
Natasha Egan is associate director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago.
Rod Slemmons is director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago.