FIRES by Ron Jude

アメリカ人フォトグラファー、ロン・ジュード(Ron Jude)の作品集。作者が幼少期を過ごしたアイダホ州を舞台に制作された「Alpine Star(2006)」「Emmett(2010)」「Lick Creek Line(2012)」の3つシリーズがシームレスにまとめられ、異なるシリーズの中にある一貫した作者の視点を感じさせる1冊。シカゴのコロンビア・カレッジにある現代写真美術館(MoCP)で開催された個展に合わせて制作された。

This photo book seamlessly weaves together the disparate strands of American photographer Ron Jude s three-part look at his childhood home of Central Idaho. Pulling equal parts from Alpine Star (2006), emmett (2010), and Lick Creek Line (2012), Jude fleshes out the consistent tone and crossover between what appear on the surface to be three incongruent projects. An aging fur trapper, a young man on the threshold of adulthood in the early 1980s and an entire community (as represented by a weekly newspaper) converge through the repeating motif of a woodland landscape. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Backstory (2013) at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago, Fires functions not as a catalog, but as a self-contained piece that exploits photography s tendency to continuously tip away from empiricism into the realm of the prose poem.

by Ron Jude


52 pages
210 x 267 mm

published by SELF PUBLISHING