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Gasoline | David Campany

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"The gas station is one of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century. Recognized around the world, it is possibly more established on American soil where the notion of the road trip on a full tank of gas is culturally ingrained. Gasoline presents 35 press images archive of gas stations taken between 1944 and 1995. They have been collected by writer David Campany, bought from the photographic archives of several American newspapers who have been ditching their analog print collections and switching to the now ubiquitous .jpeg or .tif .
Gasoline can be read as a cautionary tale about modern dependence on oil, about news photography, about the shift from film to digital imaging, or as a minor story of car design and vernacular architecture. Marked with the annotations of newspaper art directors, the photos speak of oil shortages, road congestion, crime, accidents and suffocated cities.
Individually the images are unique moments in time; Collectively they show a growing awareness of automobiles, the oil trade, and global concern about pollution. David Campany is a London-based writer, curator and artist. He writes about documentaries, photojournalism, art, cinema, fashion, archives, and architecture. He has published essays on many artists and photographers including Paul Graham, Chris Killip, Edgar Martins, and John Stezaker. His books include Walker Evans: Magazine Work 2013, Art and Photography 2003, Photography and Film 2008, and The Open Road: Photographic Road Trips in Upcoming America in 2014. Campany writes regularly for Aperture, Frieze, TATE, Source and Photoworks. In 2010 he co-organized Anonymes: Unnamed America in photography and film at Le Bal Paris. In 2012 he won the International Center for Photography Infinity Award for writing. "scritura."

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Gasoline | David Campany

$35.10