Photographs by Peter Granser. Text by Barry Vacker, Anne Wilkes Tucker.
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2008. 140 pp., 60 color illustrations, 11¾x11¾".
“NEVER HILLARY.”This amazing bit of found poetry
is actually the inescapable message of a large
billboard set on a country road deep in the heart
of Texas. It was captured by photographer Peter
Granser during his recent exploration of the
American state that has, over the last eight years,
become synonymous with the conservative
hegemony of George W. Bush. There can be no
doubt who is not wanted here. On the heels of
his acclaimed first books, Sun City (2003) and
Coney Island (2006), Granser’s newest offering,
Signs, draws a telling picture of life today in
America. For it, Granser traveled 12,000 miles
through the “republic” of Texas. With keen and
objective precision, he focuses in his color photographs
on the plethora of relics and signs that
proliferate across the landscape and provide us
with insights into the strange and contradictory
state of contemporary American identity.
The smudged cloth binding (printed) of 'Peter Granser - Signs' is an intended creative detail. B>
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