Bill Owens: Photographs

Bill Owens: Photographs

Bill Owens A.M. Homes / Jul 24, 2019

Bill Owens Photographs A black and white photograph captures a woman curlers in her hair and a baby in her arms standing in a messy kitchen and saying How can I worry about the damned dishes when there are children dying

  • Title: Bill Owens: Photographs
  • Author: Bill Owens A.M. Homes
  • ISBN: 9788862080170
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A black and white photograph captures a woman, curlers in her hair and a baby in her arms, standing in a messy kitchen and saying, How can I worry about the damned dishes when there are children dying in Vietnam California photographer Bill Owens is best known for his critically acclaimed series Suburbia, which was published as a monograph in 1972, and has long been cA black and white photograph captures a woman, curlers in her hair and a baby in her arms, standing in a messy kitchen and saying, How can I worry about the damned dishes when there are children dying in Vietnam California photographer Bill Owens is best known for his critically acclaimed series Suburbia, which was published as a monograph in 1972, and has long been considered one of the classic photo books of the era For this influential and evocative project, Owens simply shot friends and acquaintances in his Liver, California, neighborhood and allowed them to speak for themselves Ordinary people had rarely been so riveting.A comprehensive monograph, this volume consists of several sections of work from 1969 to the present, opening at the height of flower power, with images of the Beat generation, Woodstock and the protests against Vietnam Owens has always remained intrigued by America as a subject there follows a series of images focusing on urban America, its endless grids and homogeneous cities In his most recent photos, many of which are in color and previously unpublished, Owens reveals how suburbia has evolved in the last 40 years from the friendly place he captured in the 1970s to one characterized by sprawl and anonymity.

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    1. Got this on ebay for a couple of quid. I was well pleased. I knew the Altamont photos of the Hells angels beating some unseen person with sawn off pool cues, but had only seen one or two of the Suburbia shots before. Really good stuff. He has an obvious empathy with his subjects, and comes across as more involved than say, Martin Parr does. (Parr's intention s different I know, but the choice of subject matter invites the comparison) I think it is because he is a product of the same suburbia he [...]


    2. Despite a lurking Blue Velvet feel to the photographs, Bill Owens never mocks or ridicules. Irony abounds, yes, but irony is a useful tool for understanding and appreciating the zany sprawl of American life. Owens is an anthropologist with a camera--penetrating, surprising, honest, and engaging. The book opens with an appropriately suburban story by A.M. Homes (which, strangely, is riddled with punctuation errors), and closes with two short essays, one by Owens on the Altamont assignment that bo [...]


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