My first book will be released coming up in November 2008; America by Zoe Strauss. So that’s pretty great.
This book comes from a year of traveling, a year of making new photos, and year of culling from my existing body of work to find photos that best reflected the tenor of the past year in the United States. This book is really good and I highly encourage you to check it out. Seriously, it’s really, really good.
Here’s some of the places I made photos that were included in America...Philadelphia, PA; Camden, NJ; Las Vegas, NV; Rural Southern Nevada; Terre Haute, IN; Biloxi and Gulfport, MS; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Muckleshoot Reservation, Pacific Northwest; Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; El Paso, TX; Miami, FL; Denver, CO; Truth or Consequences, NM. Although I must admit that the book is really Philadelphiacentric. I visited many, many places where I made photos that didn’t make it into the book. But those places impacted what photos were chosen for America, and how I structured the narrative.
For more information on America, please contact Jason Mitchell at AMMO books, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the upcoming show America: We Love Having You Here, please contact Elizabeth Shank at Bruce Silverstein Gallery, email@example.com
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: AMMO Books (November 7, 2008)
In a mind-blowing instance of irony, America was printed in China and the printing press censored the book and refused to print 2 nude photos. Correct, that is 100% nuts.