Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Photographers whose work I like - No31/ Susan Lipper

Susan Lipper is a New York based photographer. I have long been an admirer of her work. With hard-edged honesty and lack of sentiment Lipper's practice delves deep into the American heartland. Her pictures nod their head to both Lewis Baltz and Robert Adams and yet Lipper's voice is distinctly all her own. Here are images from her desert series. Begun in 2012 and ongoing, these pictures have a crime scene forensic quality to them, superficially it seems that nothing is happening. But everything is. Lipper knows that the devil is in the detail. Susan Lipper is no stranger to the photobook, her 1994 book Grapevine is an American classic, long out of print, if you can find a copy grab it.     

Susan Lipper says this about herself:  Born and raised in New York City. After studying English Romantic poetry in college with a concentration on Yeats (including her junior year abroad in London), she graduated with an MFA in photography from Yale School of Art in 1983. Later she received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and most recently the 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Public collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 

You can see more on Susan Lipper's website HERE.

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