I really like Jon Rafman's work, and then I discovered Doug Rickard through Geoff Dyer (I loved Geoff's the ongoing moment). A New American Picture is a crude and a bit disturbing way to see the real America now. It is a trip with so many different points of view, many references to the history of photography: the eye of Doug Rickard uses all these visions to make his own vision.
I know that guy arrived in Polinesia sailing from the east cost of the
United States. I saw this work a couple of years ago. It took sometime to understand all, and now the more I see the more I like. Another step of the walk of a real photographer, a great artist.
I met Chris, I listened to him talking about his photographs, and from time to time I always need to see his photographs. This book helped me a lot, great ability to perfectly represent the real and rough conditions of the working
class, sometimes unknown, in the North of England between 1960 and 2005.
A great solution for a great and original project. The book is a masterpiece of hand-crafted quality, elegant, well done, and a great use of the different paper. It was a big pleasure to discover The Afronauts.
Marco Delogu is a photographer, publisher and curator, directs FOTOGRAFIA festival internazionale di Roma, and the photography department of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome. In 2008 he has a big retrospective of his work at Villa Medici, the french academy. His last book is The Nature of the