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John Gossage - Jack Wilson’s Waltz, Steidl, 2019, Göttingen

 

Hardcover, clothbound with dust jacket. Design by John Gossage.

In John Gossage’s words this is a book “with a particular context, of photographs to settle the feeling that I did not understand about my home. To do that I set out, starting in 2003, to see what clarity my pictures might bring.” And so came into being these photos of scenes, things, minor events and the look in the eyes of the young, all taken in everyday non-iconic places throughout his travels across America. Gossage’s ongoing look at his country within these pages is like a dance: rhythmic, redeeming, restorative, intuitive; but tentatively hopeful. “I would like to believe all of it,” he writes, “that we will be saved, but on Connecticut Avenue there is graffiti that says ‘Where is Lee Harvey Oswald when we need him?’ All I can hear is the faint echoing gun shots coming from Wounded Knee.” To be continued…

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Pages: 144
Place: Göttingen
Year: 2019
Publisher: Steidl
Size: 25 x 30 cm (approx.)







 John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz

John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz

 John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz

John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz

 John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz

John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz

 John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz

John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz

 John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz

John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz

 John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz

John Gossage Jack Wilson’s Waltz


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Hardcover, clothbound with dust jacket. Design by John Gossage.

In John Gossage’s words this is a book “with a particular context, of photographs to settle the feeling that I did not understand about my home. To do that I set out, starting in 2003, to see what clarity my pictures might bring.” And so came into being these photos of scenes, things, minor events and the look in the eyes of the young, all taken in everyday non-iconic places throughout his travels across America. Gossage’s ongoing look at his country within these pages is like a dance: rhythmic, redeeming, restorative, intuitive; but tentatively hopeful. “I would like to believe all of it,” he writes, “that we will be saved, but on Connecticut Avenue there is graffiti that says ‘Where is Lee Harvey Oswald when we need him?’ All I can hear is the faint echoing gun shots coming from Wounded Knee.” To be continued…

Order at Steidl.

Pages: 144
Place: Göttingen
Year: 2019
Publisher: Steidl
Size: 25 x 30 cm (approx.)