Saturday, February 27, 2010


America. Photographs by Zoe Strauss. Edited by Steve Crist and Zoe Strauss. Ammo Books, 2008. 192 pp., Numerous illustrations., 11x8".

With the book 'America' photographer Zoe Strauss has taken inspiration from Robert Frank's well-known book The Americans.

50 years after the photographs in Frank's book was captured Strauss traveled across the US documenting 'the beauty and struggle of everyday life', depicting her subjects and scenery in formal compositions creating narratives with 'a hopeful quality in adverse conditions.'

Strauss' photographs attemptes to 'shines a light on the often unseen people and places in the United States today' and to show 'the bittersweet beauty of everyday life'.

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