January 3, 2012

the inverse of the American Dream

Photographer Doug Rickard used Google Street View to find pictures for his latest show at the Museum of Modern Art.

According to Rickard, this epiphany fused immediately into a crystal-clear idea: He would use Street View as his camera and, working from a room in his home, travel the roads of neglected American cities and neighborhoods in a 21st-century “road trip.” This single idea would utterly consume his life for close to two years, resulting in the important body of work “A New American Picture,” a selection of which hangs today in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

comments

  1. Sheila Ryan on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Whoa.

  2. Deron Bauman on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Yep.

  3. Pete Ashton on January 3rd, 2012 at 6:32 pm