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The GRAIN of the PRESENT


C O NTE NT S

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Foreword Christopher McCall

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Like Family

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An Affection for the World Kim Beil

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Lewis Baltz Awoiska van der Molen Robert Adams Alec Soth Diane Arbus Vanessa Winship Stephen Shore Lee Friedlander Garry Winogrand Eamonn Doyle Nicholas Nixon Bernd and Hilla Becher LaToya Ruby Frazier Ed Panar Henry Wessel

66 86 108 130 142 160 178 198 222 238 252 266 286 306 326

Exhibition Checklist 336 Photography Credits


AT O U R B E S T A N D MOS T F O RT U NATE W E MA K E P I C TU RE S B E CAU S E O F WHAT S TA ND S B E F O R E O U R CA M E R A , T O H O NO R WHAT I S G RE AT E R A N D MORE I NTE RES T I NG T H A N WE A RE . W E N E V E R AC C O M P L I S H THI S P E R FE C TLY, T H O U GH I N RETU RN W E A R E G I V EN S O M ETHI NG P ERF EC T— A S E N S E O F I NC L U S I O N. O U R S U B J E C T T HU S RED E F I NE S U S, A N D I S PA RT O F T H E B I O G R A P HY BY W H I C H WE WA NT T O B E KNO W N.


RO B ERT A DA M S


Robert Adams, Wheat stubble. South of Thurman, Colorado, 1965 88


ADAMS | 89


Left to right: Robert Adams, Genoa, Colorado, 1970 Robert Adams, Boys in a pickup. Simla, Colorado, 1970 90


ADAMS | 91


M Y W H OL E CA REE R I N P HO T O G R A PHY H A S B EE N THI S S O RT O F BAT TL E WITH TE X T, A N D W I TH S T O RY, A N D N A RR AT I V E . T H E R E ’ S B EE N T HE L O NG I NG F O R N A RR AT I V E , A N D AT T HE S A M E TI M E T H E K NO WL E D G E T HAT P HO T O G R A PHY O F T E N RES I S T S I T, A N D F U NC T I O NS B ES T W H E N N A RR AT I V E I S I M AG I NE D . ­


A L EC S O TH


Alec Soth, Falls #2, 2005 110


SOTH | 111


Alec Soth, Tricia and Curtis, 2005 112


SOTH | 113


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Alec Soth, Would you come home?, 2005 SOTH | 115


Left to right: Alec Soth, A-1 Motel, 2005 Alec Soth, David, 2005 116


SOTH | 117


T H I S W O RK I S A C HA P T E R; A Q UO T E O F A M ERI CA , AT A VE RY S P EC I F I C T I M E I N HI S T ORY I N T H E L I V ES O F T HE P EO P L E I M E T A N D P L AC ES I S AW, A N D A L S O O F M Y O WN P E RS O NA L HIS T ORY DU R I N G T HI S TI M E . ­


VA NE S S A WI NS HI P


Vanessa Winship, Ray Nixon Road, Abandoned Car and Twisted Tree, Denver, Colorado, November 2011 144


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Vanessa Winship, Rosa in the Car by the James River, Richmond, Virginia, 28 March 2012 WINSHIP | 147


Vanessa Winship, Bridge on Canal Street, Chicago, Illinois, 23 November 2012 148


WINSHIP | 149


Pier 24 Photography would like to acknowledge the following individuals and lenders for their assistance in making this exhibition possible: 303 Gallery Gavin Brown’s enterprise Eamonn Doyle Randi & Bob Fisher Fraenkel Gallery Jeffrey Fraenkel & Alan Mark LaToya Ruby Frazier Lee Friedlander John Hill Michael Hoppen Gallery Charlotte King Abner Nolan Ed Panar Michel Rein Alec Soth Stephen Shore Sprüth Magers Laura Steele Carrie Thompson Awoiska van der Molen Henry Wessel Vanessa Winship

Photography Credits: Robert Adams: © Robert Adams, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco / Diane Arbus: © The Estate of Diane Arbus LLC / Lewis Baltz: © The Lewis Baltz Trust, courtesy Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica / Bernd & Hilla Becher: © The Estate of Bernd and Hilla Becher, courtesy Sprüth Magers / Eamonn Doyle: © Eamonn Doyle, courtesy the artist and Michael Hoppen Gallery, London / Walker Evans: © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, courtesy John Hill / Walker Evans: © Walker Evans Estate Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, courtesy University of Michigan Museum of Art, Gift of Maxine and Lawrence K. Snider, 2014/2.261 / Robert Frank: © Robert Frank, courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York / LaToya Ruby Frazier: © LaToya Ruby Frazier, courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome and Michel Rein, Paris/Brussels / Lee Friedlander: © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco / Nicholas Nixon: © Nicholas Nixon, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco / Ed Panar: © Ed Panar, courtesy the artist / Stephen Shore: © Stephen Shore, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York / Alec Soth: © Alec Soth, courtesy the artist / Awoiska van der Molen: © Awoiska van der Molen, courtesy the artist / Henry Wessel: © Henry Wessel, courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York / Garry Winogrand: © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco / Vanessa Winship: © Vanessa Winship, courtesy the artist

This publication would not have been possible without the generous contributions of the Pier 24 Photography volunteer and intern team. Director: Christopher McCall Creative Director: Allie Haeusslein Editor: Ry Allred Editorial Associate: Mari Iki Copy Editor: Lindsey Westbrook Design: Bob Aufuldish, Aufuldish & Warinner Installation Photography: Charles Villyard Print Management: Sprinkel Media ISBN: 978-1-59711-000-6 Printed in Italy © 2017 Pier 24 Photography. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the prior written permission of the publisher and copyright holders. Cover Image: Vanessa Winship, Deer on Highway Embankment, Buffalo, New York, 4 November 2012

Published in conjunction with the exhibition The Grain of the Present at Pier 24 Photography April 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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