(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.


08 December 2011

MoMA New Photography 2011: Doug Rickard

NEW YORK CITY, NY. 2009
[MUSEUM PANEL] Rickard studied United States history and sociology at the University of California, San Diego, before moving to photography. He has drawn on this background in research for his series A New American Picture, which focuses on places in the United States where unemployment, crime, and drug use are rampant and educational opportunities are few. On a virtual road trip, Rickard located these sites remotely using the Street View feature on the website Google Maps, which has mapped and photographed every street in the country. Scrutinizing the Google Maps pictures, he composed images on his computer screen, which he then photographed using a digital camera. The resulting pictures––digitally manipulated to remove the Google watermark and cropped to a panoramic format––comment on poverty and racial equity in the United States, the bounty of images on the web, and the issues of personal privacy.


NEW ORLEANS, LA. 2008

CHICAGO, IL. 2007

FRESNO, CA. 2009

DETROIT, MI. 2009

DALLAS, TX. 2009

HELENE-WEST HELENA, AR. 2008

DETROIT, MI. 2009

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