The Nicknames of Citizens

by John Gossage


Photographs: John Gossage

Publisher: Steidl Verlag

144 pages

Pictures: 70

Year: 2020

ISBN: 978-3-95829-548-3

Price: 49.50

Comments: 1. Edition 01/2020. Hardback / Clothbound, 24 x 29 cm, English

The Nicknames of Citizens continues John Gossage’s astute, critical and witty look at his native America; it is the third volume in his ongoing exploration of the country and its people, following Should Nature Change (2019) and the upcoming Jack Wilson’s Waltz. Whether in California, Indiana or New York, whether his subjects are young artists, non-descript suburbia or a dirt road, Gossage’s approach is the same. “Nicknames,” he writes, “are mostly a second naming of a person after their true character is known. When a child is born the parents choose a name, if it fits all the way though life it is a lucky guess. Picture-making (mine at least) seems to me like trying to find the correct nickname for something I’ve found existing in the world and photographed. This book and these pictures make that attempt with the country of my birth and its citizens. It will be up to the viewers to decide if the names stick. To be continued...”


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The Nicknames of Citizens

by John Gossage


Photographs: John Gossage

Publisher: Steidl Verlag

144 pages

Pictures: 70

Year: 2020

ISBN: 978-3-95829-548-3

Price: 49.50

Comments: 1. Edition 01/2020. Hardback / Clothbound, 24 x 29 cm, English

The Nicknames of Citizens continues John Gossage’s astute, critical and witty look at his native America; it is the third volume in his ongoing exploration of the country and its people, following Should Nature Change (2019) and the upcoming Jack Wilson’s Waltz. Whether in California, Indiana or New York, whether his subjects are young artists, non-descript suburbia or a dirt road, Gossage’s approach is the same. “Nicknames,” he writes, “are mostly a second naming of a person after their true character is known. When a child is born the parents choose a name, if it fits all the way though life it is a lucky guess. Picture-making (mine at least) seems to me like trying to find the correct nickname for something I’ve found existing in the world and photographed. This book and these pictures make that attempt with the country of my birth and its citizens. It will be up to the viewers to decide if the names stick. To be continued...”


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The Nicknames of Citizens

by John Gossage


Photographs: John Gossage

Publisher: Steidl Verlag

144 pages

Pictures: 70

Year: 2020

ISBN: 978-3-95829-548-3

Price: 49.50

Comments: 1. Edition 01/2020. Hardback / Clothbound, 24 x 29 cm, English

The Nicknames of Citizens continues John Gossage’s astute, critical and witty look at his native America; it is the third volume in his ongoing exploration of the country and its people, following Should Nature Change (2019) and the upcoming Jack Wilson’s Waltz. Whether in California, Indiana or New York, whether his subjects are young artists, non-descript suburbia or a dirt road, Gossage’s approach is the same. “Nicknames,” he writes, “are mostly a second naming of a person after their true character is known. When a child is born the parents choose a name, if it fits all the way though life it is a lucky guess. Picture-making (mine at least) seems to me like trying to find the correct nickname for something I’ve found existing in the world and photographed. This book and these pictures make that attempt with the country of my birth and its citizens. It will be up to the viewers to decide if the names stick. To be continued...”


More books by John Gossage

more books tagged »landscape« | >> see all

more books tagged »cityscape« | >> see all

more books tagged »black and white« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com