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Gregory Halpern
A

Photographs by Gregory Halpern

Edited by Jason Fulford

J&L Books, 2011

Edition of 1,000 copies (out of print)

Hardcover

96 pp., 56 color illustrations

260 x 310 mm

ISBN 978-0-9829642-2-4

Item #0055

1.100 0055 Sold Out

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 by Raymond Meeks, Alec Soth, Shane Lavalette, Todd Hido, Adam Bell

In A, American photographer Gregory Halpern (born 1977) leads us on a ramble through the brilliant and ruined streets of the United States Rust Belt. The cast of characters, both human and animal, are portrayed with compassion and respect by this native son of Buffalo (now professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology). The cities he is drawn to— Baltimore, Cincinnati, Omaha, Detroit—share similar histories with his hometown, and in this post-apocalyptic springtime all forms of life emerge and run riot. On the heels of Halpern’s two previous books, Harvard Works Because We Do (a portrait of Harvard University through the eyes of the school’s service employees) and Omaha Sketchbook (a lyrical artist’s book portrait of the titular city), A continues the photographer’s investigations of locations and persons that fly under the radar.

Read more:

Photo-eye blog (magazine), PDN (article + interview), Art Review (review)

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