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Zoe Strauss - Barberie, Peter; Philadelphia Museum of Art - Yale University Press
  • Feb 28, 2012
    270 p., 10 1/4 x 11
    250 color + 15 b/w illus.
    ISBN: 9780300179774
    Cloth
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Distributed for the Philadelphia Museum of Art 
 

Zoe Strauss

10 Years

  • Edited by Peter Barberie; With essays by Peter Barberie, Sally Stein, and Zoe Strauss
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Out of Print.


With little formal training as a photographer or artist, Zoe Strauss (b. 1970) founded the Philadelphia Public Art Project in 1995 with the aim of exhibiting art in nontraditional venues. Five years later, she began using photography as the most direct means of representing her chosen subjects. Zoe Strauss: 10 Years offers a midcareer assessment of Strauss's achievement to date, and the first full account of her celebrated ten-year project, beginning in 2001, to exhibit her photographs under an elevated section of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia.

Strauss's troubling and sometimes touching images focus primarily on American working-class experience, to convey what she calls "an epic narrative that reflects the beauty and struggle of everyday life." Generously illustrated, this book includes nearly 200 photographs—135 of them published here for the first time—along with images that document her I-95 exhibitions. With essays by Peter Barberie and Sally Stein, plus a text by the artist herself, a bibliography, and a chronology, this is the most definitive publication to date about this important young artist.

Peter Barberie is the Brodsky Curator of Photographs at the Alfred Stieglitz Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sally Stein is professor emeritus at the University of California, Irvine.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Philadelphia Museum of Art(01/14/12 - 04/22/12)

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