Zoom ZZYZX (First edition, Third printing) | Gregory Halpern
Zoom ZZYZX (First edition, Third printing) | Gregory Halpern
Zoom ZZYZX (First edition, Third printing) | Gregory Halpern
Zoom ZZYZX (First edition, Third printing) | Gregory Halpern
Zoom ZZYZX (First edition, Third printing) | Gregory Halpern

ZZYZX (First edition, Third printing) | Gregory Halpern

$56.00
"Traditional American landscape photography has become a rather dying photographic trope, a sanctified curtsy and cliche has become the norm. In Halpern's Californian work, I see him stepping away from the comforts of the past and trying to remake it again. , rethinking her conditioning and her background to break free from this particular mold.cular.

– Chris Killip

Beauty and its implication of promise is the metaphor that gives art its value. It helps us rediscover some of our best insights, the ones that foster caring.

– Robert Adams

The first California settlers dubbed The Golden State, and The Land of Milk and Honey. Today there are the obvious ironies: scattering, spaghetti splices and spills, but the place is not so easily distilled or visualized, either as a clichéd paradise or as its demise. There's a strange kind of harmony when everything is seen together: the sublime, the psychedelic, the self-destructive. Like all places, it is unpredictable and contradictory, but to more extreme extremes. Cultures and stories coexist, the beautiful sits next to the ugly, the redeemer next to the desperate, and all under a strange and singular light, as transcendent as it is harsh.

The images in this book begin in the desert east of Los Angeles and move west through the city, ending in the Pacific. This general westward movement alludes to a thirst for water, as well as to the original expansion of America, which was born in the East and sank the West into the Pacific, thus fulfilling its manifest destiny.».

The people, places, and animals in the book existed before Halpern's camera, but he has stitched these photographs into a work of fiction or fantasy: a structure, a sequence, and an edit that, like Los Angeles, totters on the brink of collapse under The weight of its own strangely shaped mass.

Gregory Halpern was born in 1977 in Buffalo, New York. He has published several books, including A 2011, Omaha Sketchbook 2009 and Oriente del Sol, Oeste de la Luna 2014, a collaboration with Ahndraya Parlato. He also edited, along with Jason Fulford, the photographer's reading book: Over 250 Assignments and Ideas 2014. He has a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. In 2014 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. "enheim."

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ZZYZX (First edition, Third printing) | Gregory Halpern

$56.00