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THIS LAND


June 1, 2018–March 31, 2019

THIS LAND

Pier 24 Photography Located on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, Pier 24 Photography offers a venue to experience and quietly contemplate photography. In addition to presenting ongoing exhibitions, publications, and public programs, Pier 24 Photography houses the permanent photography collection of the Pilara Foundation.


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RESTROOMS

ENTRANCE

Please note that corresponding gallery numbers are located in the center of each gallery floor throughout the exhibition.


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Corine Vermeulen Jim Goldberg Richard Misrach Katy Grannan

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Dark Stores Brian Ulrich

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Songbook Alec Soth

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Your Town Tomorrow Corine Vermeulen

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Boomtown Daniel Postaer

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Harlem Redux Dawoud Bey

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Black River Falls Alessandra Sanguinetti

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Heat of the Night Paolo Pellegrin

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A Good and Spacious Land Donovan Wylie

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The Ninety Nine and The Nine Katy Grannan

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Street James Nares

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The Silent General An-My LĂŞ

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Grays the Mountain Sends Bryan Schutmaat

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Citizen Bruce Gilden

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Border Cantos Guillermo Galindo and Richard Misrach

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Darrell and Patricia Jim Goldberg

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Foreclosures Bruce Gilden

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Contemporary Suburbium Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton


Top to bottom: Corine Vermeulen, Hastings Street, 2011 Corine Vermeulen, James, 2009


THIS LAND

This Land focuses on work made throughout the United States within the past decade. The photographers assembled here examine aspects of the country’s current social climate, from the mundane to the politicized. The exhibition’s title is drawn from Woody Guthrie’s song “This Land Is Your Land” (1940). Viewed by many as an alternative national anthem, it alludes to the uneasy tensions fundamental to our vision of this nation filled with promise and peril, possibilities and letdowns. At the bottom of the sheet of paper on which Guthrie handwrote the song's lyrics, he noted, “all you can write is what you see.” The artists included in this exhibition use cameras rather than pens, creating photographs that speak to what they see in the United States today. The projects on view—created by emerging as well as established photographers—are in-depth studies; some were made over several years and others remain ongoing. While no exhibition can claim to definitively address all aspects of the American experience, This Land offers diverse vignettes of life in the United States. Coinciding with a moment of widespread engagement in political and social issues, the exhibition encourages viewers to look closely and consider how these photographs may complement, contradict, or challenge their understandings of the current social landscape and life in this country. In a world where information sharing is abundant and instantaneous, passive consumption can easily become the norm. The works presented in This Land provide viewers with the opportunity to look, engage, and reflect about the people, places, and conditions shaping the discourse about this nation. Like Guthrie, these artists can impact us, awakening feelings that can transform the present and affect the future.

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Left to right: Corine Vermeulen, James, 2009 Corine Vermeulen, Hastings Street, 2011 Jim Goldberg, Fifty-six Polaroids, 2011–16 6


GALLERY

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All photographs: Jim Goldberg First row, left to right: Louis Walter Dahlman, 2011 Dale Maupin, 2014 Cassie Marie, 2016 Tier George, 2014 Kiah Lang, 2014 Ron E. (Alternate), 2014 Joyce McGee, 2014 Chad, 2014 Gene Heinen, 2014 Kerri Reading, 2015 Guillermo, 2014 Dee, 2015 Andrew Rodriguez, 2015 Mike P., 2016 8

Second row, left to right: Denny, 2015 Na-il, 2011 Beulah, 2015 Pam Chatman, 2016 Untitled, 2011 Katrillia, 2014 Patrick, 2014 Loralei & Vivian, 2014 Joshua, 2011 Little Memphis, 2016 Elly, 2014 Evan Stremke, 2014 Antonio Ramos, 2011 Meghan, 2015

Third row, left to right: Michael, 2014 Shyla, 2011 Tom Crewford, 2014 Scott, 2014 Jack, 2014 Tai, 2011 Greg, 2014 Sarah Tyree-Francis, 2014 Amos H., 2014 Mary, 2015 Shaina, 2011 Dee Von Drasek, 2014 Joe, 2014 Kim (Alternate), 2014


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Fourth row, left to right: Kassandra, 2011 Alyssa F., 2015 Elissa, Radames & Brenda, 2014 Trent Hall, 2015 Julie, 2014 Rosalinda Lorenzo, 2014 Ken, 2015 Stephen Y., 2014 Sunny, 2014 Angeles, 2014 Cameron, 2015 Frank Dragotta, 2014 Lizzie, 2016 Daniella, 2011 9


If I were to prepare one immaculately inspected generality it would be this: For all of our enormous geographic range, for all of our sectionalism, for all of our interwoven breeds drawn from every part of the ethnic world, we are a nation, a new breed. —John Steinbeck

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Top to bottom: Jim Goldberg, Beulah, 2015 Jim Goldberg, Guillermo, 2014 11


Left to right: Richard Misrach, Wall, Jacumba, California / El muro, Jacumba, California, 2009 Katy Grannan, Anonymous, Bakersfield, CA, 2011 12


GALLERY

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SOTH | SONGBOOK | GALLERY

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When I think of narrative, I think of storytelling. It’s something I’m fascinated with…but Songbook, in many ways, is about leaving narrative and jumping to the lyrical side of the fence. This work is about community, but there’s something about me that’s always attracted to loneliness and solitude. This is not a happy-go-lucky portrait of society; it’s more of a tug of war between individualism and longing for the social. —Alec Soth

Left to right: Alec Soth, Leadville, Colorado, 2013 Alec Soth, North Olmstead Evangelical Friends Church. Cleveland, Ohio, 2012 15


Left to right: Alec Soth, Bradley Lock and Key. Savannah, Georgia, 2014 Alec Soth, Walmart. Williston, North Dakota, 2012 Alec Soth, Near Kaaterskill Falls, New York, 2012 Alec Soth, The Key Hotel. Kissimmee, Florida, 2012 16


SOTH | SONGBOOK | GALLERY

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Left to right: Alec Soth, Abbott’s Magic Company. Colon, Michigan, 2012 Alec Soth, Near Gainesville, Georgia, 2014 Alec Soth, Kaaterskill Falls, New York, 2012 Alec Soth, Dave and Trish. Denver, Colorado, 2013 18


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Above: Alec Soth, Dover, Ohio, 2012 Right page, top to bottom: Alec Soth, Prom #1. Cleveland, Ohio, 2012 Alec Soth, Prom #2. Cleveland, Ohio, 2012 20


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Left to right: Alec Soth, Eleanor and Ron. Cleveland, Ohio, 2012 Alec Soth, Woodville Farm Labor Camp. San Joaquin Valley, California, 2013 Alec Soth, Jesse. Dover Burial Park. Dover, Ohio, 2012 22


SOTH | SONGBOOK | GALLERY

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We live in an era of unprecedented urban boom. The collapse of one ideal and the construction of another. From this big-little town of San Francisco, these images represent the evolution of the urban tableau. Street observations pay homage to the everyday. A picture, a pause, a chance to peer into a moment that is no more. I continue to move through this Boomtown—chasing the undercurrent of the ever-shifting facades of time. —Daniel Postaer

Daniel Postaer, San Francisco, Franklin Street, 2014 24


POSTAER | BOOMTOWN | GALLERY

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Left to right: Daniel Postaer, San Francisco, Geary Street II, 2014 Daniel Postaer, San Francisco, Above Mission Street, 2014 Daniel Postaer, San Francisco, Mission Alley, 2014 26


POSTAER | BOOMTOWN | GALLERY

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Daniel Postaer, San Francisco, Bryant Street, 2017 28


POSTAER | BOOMTOWN | GALLERY

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Left to right: Daniel Postaer, San Francisco, California Street, 2015 Daniel Postaer, San Francisco, Van Ness Avenue, 2014 30


POSTAER | BOOMTOWN | GALLERY

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All photographs: Alessandra Sanguinetti Left to right, top to bottom: Black River, south of Main Street. Black River Falls, WI, 2014 American bison. Baldwin, WI, 2015 Double coil spring trap. Black River Falls, WI, 2018 The reverend outside his chapel. Melrose, WI, 2018 The Flood family at Sunday Service, Wrightsville Chapel. Merrillan, WI, 2018 June Velie. Black River Falls, WI, 2014 East 10th Street. Black River Falls, WI, 2014 Sunday choir at St. Joseph’s Parish. Black River Falls, WI, 2014 32


SANGUINETTI | BLACK RIVER FALLS | GALLERY

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When I was a child in Buenos Aires, I came across a copy of Wisconsin Death Trip while examining my mother’s bookshelves. I was immediately entranced and terrified by the intensity of the adult subjects’ gazes, the images of children in coffins, and the book’s first sentence: “The people you are about to see were once actually alive.” It was the first time history came alive for me; it was also in that moment I realized that I and everyone I loved would someday be gone and forgotten. Thirty-five years later, I went “back” to the Wisconsin town of Black River Falls and set myself up as the town photographer, approaching each picture as the sacred and magical act it is—as though every image were the last picture that would ever be made of each place, person, or animal. —Alessandra Sanguinetti 34


SANGUINETTI | BLACK RIVER FALLS | GALLERY

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Left to right: Alessandra Sanguinetti, Eagle Scout. Hixton, WI, 2014 Alessandra Sanguinetti, Rich, Doug and Andrew Spoerlein at Never Rest Farms. Salem, WI, 2014 Alessandra Sanguinetti, Torgerson’s Funeral Service office. Black River Falls, WI, 2014 35


Left to right: Alessandra Sanguinetti, Woman attempts to get a better view by stacking glasses. Black River Falls WI, 2015 Alessandra Sanguinetti, Chair with small animal footprints in an abandoned house. Hatfield, WI, 2018 Alessandra Sanguinetti, Shot coyote on sidewalk. Alma Center, WI, 2018 Alessandra Sanguinetti, Young Ho Chunk girl arrives for portrait session. Black River Falls, WI, 2014 36


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Left to right: Alessandra Sanguinetti, Older man praying. Black River Falls, WI, 2014 Alessandra Sanguinetti, Teenage boy praying. Black River Falls, WI, 2014 38


SANGUINETTI | BLACK RIVER FALLS | GALLERY

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All photographs: Alessandra Sanguinetti Left to right, top to bottom: Big Jake. Poynette, WI, 2014 Bride preparing to walk the aisle at the Assembly of God. Alma Center, WI, 2014 The brother’s kitchen. Hixton, WI, 2014 Downtown after snowfall. Black River Falls, WI, 2018 Mother and son at a 4th of July celebration. Melrose, WI, 2014 Alora. Black River Falls, WI, 2014 40


SANGUINETTI | BLACK RIVER FALLS | GALLERY

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Left to right: Donovan Wylie, New Haven, Connecticut, 2014 Donovan Wylie, New Haven, Connecticut, 2013 42


WYLIE | A GOOD AND SPACIOUS LAND | GALLERY

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I use the interstate and defense highway system as a kind of metaphor for the biblical Exodus narrative within American mythology, and that idea of promise, and westward expansion. As an outsider—an Irishman—I was trying to understand what America is about and what is at the heart of America. I kept noticing that these structures are so huge. The idea of holding up, of buttressing and carrying the weight of these structures— both metaphorical and historical—is not just by concrete, it’s also by people. It’s also about how we carry our own myth, the weight of myth, the weight of history. —Donovan Wylie 43


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Left page, top to bottom: Donovan Wylie, New Haven, Connecticut, 2014 Donovan Wylie, New Haven, Connecticut, 2014 Above: Donovan Wylie, New Haven, Connecticut, 2014 45


Left to right: Donovan Wylie, New Haven, Connecticut, 2015 Donovan Wylie, New Haven, Connecticut, 2015 Donovan Wylie, Columbia River, Oregon, 2015 46


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My intention was to give the dreamlike impression of floating through a city full of people frozen in time, caught Pompeii-like, at a particular moment of thought, expression, or activity. —James Nares

James Nares, film stills from Street, 2011 HD video, 61 minutes Music by Thurston Moore 48


NARES | STREET | GALLERY

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Center image: Bryan Schutmaat, Gold Mine, 2011 50


SCHUTMAAT | GRAYS THE MOUNTAIN SENDS | GALLERY

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All photographs: Bryan Schutmaat Top row, left to right, top to bottom: Abandoned Homestead, 2011 Tonopah, 2012 Paul, 2010 Alpine Lake, 2011 Jake’s Café, 2011 Meyers Ave., 2012 Bottom row, left to right, top to bottom: Copper City Electric, 2011 Buckmaster, 2011 Idle Truck, 2011 Red Mountain Mining District, 2011 Wes, 2011 Cemetery, 2012 52


SCHUTMAAT | GRAYS THE MOUNTAIN SENDS | GALLERY

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Something that’s obvious but often overlooked is the fact that human effort and experience is recorded on the surfaces of everyday scenes. So in these mountain towns, which seem far from the American Dream, every structure built and later abandoned is a relic of hope. —Bryan Schutmaat

Top to bottom: Bryan Schutmaat, Red Mountain Mining District, 2011 Bryan Schutmaat, Wes, 2011 54


SCHUTMAAT | GRAYS THE MOUNTAIN SENDS | GALLERY

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Richard Misrach, Vulture and Wall, Jacumba, California / Buitre y el muro, Jacumba, California, 2014 56


GALINDO+/+MISRACH | BORDER CANTOS | GALLERY

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All photographs: Richard Misrach Left to right, top to bottom: Protest Sign, Brownsville, Texas / Cartel de protesta, Brownsville, Texas, 2014 Home, Gadsden, Arizona / Casa, Gadsden, Arizona, 2013 Playground, Gadsden, Arizona / Patio, Gadsden, Arizona, 2014 Boat, west of Brownsville, Texas / Bote, al oeste de Brownsville, Texas, 2014 Man wading across the Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park, Texas / Hombre vadeando el RĂ­o Grande, Parque Nacional, Big Bend, Texas, 2013 Cemetery, east of Brownsville, Texas / Cementerio, al este de Brownsville, Texas, 2015 Home, Brownsville, Texas / Casa, Brownsville, Texas, 2013 We Must Secure the Existance [sic] of Our Race and a Future for White Children, Ocotillo, California / Debemos garantizar la existencia de nuestra raza y un futuro para nuestros hijos blancos, Ocotillo, California, 2013 Orange grove, Brownsville, Texas / Campo de naranjas, Brownsville, Texas, 2015 57


Left to right: Richard Misrach, Wall, Los Indios, Texas / El muro, Los Indios, Texas, 2015 Richard Misrach, Wall, east of Nogales, Arizona / El muro, al este de Nogales, Arizona, 2015 58


GALINDO+/+MISRACH | BORDER CANTOS | GALLERY

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Richard Misrach, Artifacts found from California to Texas / Artefactos encontrados entre California y Texas, 2013–15 60


GALINDO+/+MISRACH | BORDER CANTOS | GALLERY

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Since the 1970s, [Richard] Misrach has been photographing the shifting environmental and political landscapes of the American West, the border lurking in the background of his portraits of the new desert frontier but never actually in their frame. Since the 1990s, [Guillermo] Galindo has been making music informed by the aesthetics and cultural avant-gardes of the U.S. and Mexico— but never pushed too high into the mix. In 2012, their paths crossed when both of them began responding to the effects of the most recent wave of border militarization. Misrach shot the Western landscape as it was being reshaped and remapped by hundreds of miles of new steel border walls, and Galindo turned the detritus of those walls—animal skeletons, rusting Jumex juice cans—into electro-acoustic instruments. —Josh Kun

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When designing instruments, my goal is not to obtain the perfect or most beautiful sound, but to allow the materials to sing their own voices….The instruments for the Cantos project are meant to enable the invisible victims of immigration to speak through their personal belongings. Using their own narrative, these instruments tell us imaginary stories about places and people that may or may not still be alive. —Guillermo Galindo

Above: Guillermo Galindo, Listo (Ready to Go), 2015 Crushed bicycle and chair Right page: Guillermo Galindo, Zapatello, 2014 Tire, boot, glove, wood blocking used in construction of border wall, donkey jaw, ram’s horn, and rawhide 62


GALINDO+/+MISRACH | BORDER CANTOS | GALLERY

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Richard Misrach, Playas de Tijuana #1, San Diego / Playas de Tijuana No 1, San Diego, 2013 64


GALINDO+/+MISRACH | BORDER CANTOS | GALLERY

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As opposed to the Statue of Liberty—historically symbolic for welcoming those who have suffered— or even San Francisco’s welcoming Golden Gate Bridge, I think the border wall has become an antimonument. Its message is: “keep out.” —Richard Misrach

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GALINDO+/+MISRACH | BORDER CANTOS | GALLERY

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Richard Misrach, Wall (Normandy-style vehicle barrier) near Ocotillo, California / El muro (barrera para vehículos tipo Normandía) cerca de Ocotillo, California, 2015 67


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GILDEN | FORECLOSURES | GALLERY

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Foreclosure is a uniquely American plague, and unemployment has cut so deeply into our social fabric that an unprecedented number of individuals find themselves caught in this downward spiral. —Sophie Gilden 69


All photographs: Bruce Gilden Top row, left to right: Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2011 Fort Myers, Florida, USA, 2008 Middle row, left to right: Fort Myers, Florida, USA, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2011 Fresno, California, USA, 2010 Sanger, California, USA, 2010 Bottom row, left to right: Clovis, California, USA, 2010 Fort Myers, Florida, USA, 2008 Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2009 70


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Bruce Gilden, Fort Myers, Florida, USA, 2008 71


All photographs: Bruce Gilden Top row, left to right: Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2009 Carson City, Nevada, USA, 2011 Paloma Park, Florida, USA, 2008 Outside Fresno, California, USA, 2010 Middle row, left to right: Fresno, California, USA, 2010 Fort Myers, Florida, USA, 2008 Reno, Nevada, USA, 2011 Fort Myers, Florida, USA, 2008 Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2009 Fresno, California, USA, 2011 Bottom row, left to right: Fort Myers, Florida, USA, 2008 Fort Myers, Florida, USA, 2008 Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2009 Clovis, California, USA, 2010 Clovis, California, USA, 2010 72


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Bruce Gilden, Clovis, California, USA, 2010 74


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All photographs: Bruce Gilden Top row, left to right: Sanger, California, USA, 2010 Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2009 Fort Myers, Florida, USA, 2008 Middle row, left to right: Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA, 2008 Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2009 Sun Coast, Florida, USA, 2008 Clovis, California, USA, 2010 Bottom row, left to right: Fresno, California, CA, 2010 Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2009 Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2009 75


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Left page, top to bottom: Brian Ulrich, Winter, Dixie Square Mall, 2011 Brian Ulrich, Spring, Dixie Square Mall, 2009 Brian Ulrich, Fall, Dixie Square Mall, 2010 Above, left to right: Brian Ulrich, Pep Boys, 2009 Brian Ulrich, Marshall Fields 2, 2009 77


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What’s nice about photography is that it can transform your perception of your experiences. These photographs shine a spotlight on not only the massive amount of space dedicated to retail across the country, but also the neglect of those spaces. —Brian Ulrich

Left page, top to bottom: Brian Ulrich, Six Flags Mall, 2009 Brian Ulrich, Marshall Fields, 2009 Above: Brian Ulrich, Target, 2008 79


All photographs: Brian Ulrich Left to right, top to bottom: Richland Mall, 2009 Cloverleaf Mall, 2011 Future CompUSA, 2010 Best Thrift, 2010 Circuit City, 2008 Circuit City, 2010 Randall Park Mall, 2008 80


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All photographs: Corine Vermeulen Left to right, top to bottom: Michigan Central, 2007 Blake and Grace’s house, 2012 Ika and her son Malik, 2010 Statue of Liberty, Dearborn, 2017 Hamtramck Stadium, 2015 Miles, 2015 82


VERMEULEN | YOUR TOWN TOMORROW | GALLERY

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All photographs: Corine Vermeulen Left to right, top to bottom: Dequindre Cut and Lafayette Tower, 2007 Sophia, visiting artist from Greece, 2010 Oscar, 2010 Linda and her daughter Diamond, 2011 Drew, 2017 Masa, 2012 PJ and goats, 2011 84


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Top to bottom, left to right: Corine Vermeulen, Dequindre Cut and Lafayette Tower, 2007 Corine Vermeulen, Sophia, visiting artist from Greece, 2010 Corine Vermeulen, Oscar, 2010 86


VERMEULEN | YOUR TOWN TOMORROW | GALLERY

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Shot largely during the Obama years, these photographs can activate a larger conversation about America today. Detroit has experienced an entire cycle of capitalism in less than 100 years, with both extreme prosperity and decline. Your Town Tomorrow celebrates a resilient community in the midst of transition. The series is very personal—it chronicles my life and work in Detroit, the communities where I’ve lived, my friends, my neighbors—the people who are the pioneers of creatively addressing some of America’s social and economic issues. —Corine Vermeulen

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All photographs: Corine Vermeulen Left to right, top to bottom: Shara and her son Cozzie, 2011 Rick, 2008 Peacemakers garden, Peacemakers International, 2007 Boy and fire hydrant, 2011 Emlee’s house, 2007 Still life at Blake and Grace’s house, 2013 Batoul, 2017 Soul Saving Holy Church, 2008 Temple No. 1, 2011 88


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All photographs: Corine Vermeulen Left to right, top to bottom: Daniel, 2012 Ray Shawn and his uncle’s van, 2011 Vallejo family and their Caprice Classic, 2008 Diaz family and their ’48 Chevrolet Fleetline, 2008 Salvador and his ’83 Cutlass Supreme, 2008 Obama gas station, 2010 90


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All photographs: Dawoud Bey Left to right, top to bottom: West 124th Street and Lenox Avenue, 2016 Former Renaissance Ballroom Site, 2015 Woman at Construction Site, East 125th Street, 2016 United House of Prayer for All People, 2016 92


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Dawoud Bey, West 124th Street and Lenox Avenue, 2016 93


I believe that if I can make work that begins to transcend dierence while locating a common humanity that we all share, a radical reshaping of the world is possible, one person at a time. —Dawoud Bey

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Dawoud Bey, Tourists, Abyssinian Baptist Church, 2016 95


All photographs: Dawoud Bey Left to right, top to bottom: Couple Walking, 2014 Hats and Scarves, 2016 Girls, Ornaments, and Vacant Lot, 2016 Fifth Avenue and East 125th Street, 2015 Dumpster and Tour Bus, 2016 96


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Left to right: Dawoud Bey, Three Men and the Lenox Lounge, 2015 Dawoud Bey, Clothes and Bag for Sale, 2016 98


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All photographs: Paolo Pellegrin Left to right, top to bottom: A house. Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 A full moon. Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 Searchlight on a house. Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 A police car. Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 A man detained at night. Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 101


All photographs: Paolo Pellegrin Left to right, top to bottom: Police in the Crescent. Rochester, NY, USA, 2012 A man on the sidewalk. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 A young man is detained. Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 A tattooed man. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2012 A house. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2012 Debbie on Lyell Avenue. Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 Police in the Crescent. Rochester, NY, USA, 2012 A police oďŹƒcer. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 A detained man. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 102


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All photographs: Paolo Pellegrin Left to right, top to bottom: A woman in Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI, USA, 2014 A man taken away by police as his son looks on. Rochester, NY, USA, 2012 Police search of a single-family residence. Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 A group of kids running. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 A family in the Crescent. Rochester, NY, USA, 2012 A family outside their home. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 A deli owner being questioned. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2012 104


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Left to right, top to bottom: Paolo Pellegrin, Police search a house. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2012 Paolo Pellegrin, Police detain an intoxicated, deaf, and mute man in Liberty City. Miami, FL, USA, 2012 Paolo Pellegrin, Police detain an intoxicated, deaf, and mute man in Liberty City. Miami, FL, USA, 2012 Paolo Pellegrin, Police detain an intoxicated, deaf, and mute man in Liberty City. Miami, FL, USA, 2012 106


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There’s a constant tension—a moral, ethical tension—between your role, your function, and you as a person. —Paolo Pellegrin

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All photographs: Paolo Pellegrin Left to right, top to bottom: Police stop and search a man. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 Neighborhood onlookers behind the police line. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2013 A memorial for Junebug. Rochester, NY, USA, 2012 Jason in Liberty City. Miami, FL, USA, 2012 An aerial view. Northeast Rochester, NY, USA, 2012 108


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Left to right: Katy Grannan, Two Trucks Pass a Cow in Tehachapi Wind Farm, San Joaquin County, Central Valley, CA, 2013 Katy Grannan, Man Holding Milk Carton by Room 24, Shiva’s Motel Courtyard, Modesto, CA, 2011 113


Top row, left to right: Katy Grannan, April and Robert Teach Ariana to Swim under 9th Street Bridge, Tuolumne River, Modesto, CA, 2013 Katy Grannan, April and Robert on Mattress under 9th Street Bridge, Modesto, CA, 2013 Katy Grannan, Anonymous, Modesto, CA, 2012 Katy Grannan, Inessa Walks Down South 9th Street, Modesto, CA, 2011 114


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Bottom row, left to right: Katy Grannan, Anonymous, Bakersfield, CA, 2011 Katy Grannan, Man Walks Alone through Empty Lot, Intersection of South 9th Street and River Road, Modesto, CA, 2012 Katy Grannan, Ghost of the Kern River, Bakersfield, CA, 2014 115


And you’ll recognize something of yourself in people, even though the world of The Nine might appear so utterly different from your world. Essentially, though, what we need and value and what brings joy to our lives are quite similar—they’re the small victories. Not the epic drama, but the moments that are easy to overlook. —Katy Grannan

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Left to right: Katy Grannan, Inessa Waits near South 9th Street, Modesto, CA, 2012 Katy Grannan, Anonymous, Modesto, CA, 2013 Katy Grannan, Anonymous, Modesto, CA, 2012 118


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An-My LĂŞ, The Silent General: Monument, General P.G.T. Beauregard, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016 120


LÊ | THE SILENT GENERAL | GALLERY

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The Silent General describes a web of linked projects, presences, and individuals found within the Louisiana landscape. Each, in their own way, speaks to experiences of a shared past in an unfolding present tense. —An-My Lê

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Left to right: An-My Lê, The Silent General: Film Set (“Free State of Jones”), Battle of Corinth, Bush, Louisiana, 2015 An-My Lê, The Silent General: November 5, Sugar Cane Field, Houma, Louisiana, 2016 An-My Lê, The Silent General: April 17, Swamp, Venice, Louisiana, 2016 An-My Lê, The Silent General: November 10, Workers, Venice, Louisiana, 2016 122


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Left to right: An-My Lê, The Silent General: November 6, Sunday Mass, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016 An-My Lê, The Silent General: November 9, Graffiti, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016 An-My Lê, The Silent General: Fragment II, Monument, Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2017 An-My Lê, The Silent General: Fragment II, Fourth of July, High School Students, Bayou St. John, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2017 124


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Left to right: An-My Lê, The Silent General: Fragment II, Tree, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 2017 An-My Lê, The Silent General: Fragment II, Fourth of July, Party Boat, Bayou St. John, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2017 126


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All photographs: Bruce Gilden Top row, left to right: Pat, Nanakuli, Hawaii, USA, 2016 Mary, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2013 Lela, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2014 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2013 Middle row, left to right: Chris, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2013 Jessica, Overtown, Florida, USA, 2017 Pretti, Miami, Florida, USA, 2017 Nathan, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 2014 Bottom row, left to right: Julie, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2013 Nathen, Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 2017 Osvaldo, Miami, Florida, USA, 2013 Linda, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2017 131


All photographs: Bruce Gilden Top row, left to right: Naftali, Miami, Florida, USA, 2013 Terry, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 2014 Gaby, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2017 Dewayn, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 2014 Paige, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2013 Gary, Camden, New Jersey, USA, 2014 Amber, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2014 Lee-Ann, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2013 Derek, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2014 Karyn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2013 Miranda, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2013 Denali, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2016 Dianne, Republican National Convention, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 2016 Travis, Overtown, Florida, USA, 2017 132

Middle row, left to right: Yvette, Overtown, Florida, USA, 2017 Morgan, Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 2017 Maili, Hawaii, USA, 2016 Anthony Weiner, New York City, New York, USA, 2013 Lulu and Daniel, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, 2014 Lisa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2017 Al, Republican National Convention, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 2016 Level, Miami, Florida, USA, 2015 Amber, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2017 Sal Albanese, New York City, New York, USA, 2013 Diamond, Camden, New Jersey, USA, 2014 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2013 Reid, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2017 David, North Shore, Hawaii, USA, 2016


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Bottom row, left to right: Daniel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2017 Jean, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2013 Darline, Hialeah, Florida, USA, 2012 Christine René, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, 2013 Trent, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2014 BJ, Makaha, Hawaii, USA, 2016 Lima, Brighton Beach, New York, USA, 2014 Julie, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2014 Juan, Hialeah, Florida, USA, 2012 Bonnie, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2014 Rachel, Republican National Convention, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 2016 Lindsey, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2016 Jerry, Miami, Florida, USA, 2013 Shane, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2017 133


All photographs: Bruce Gilden Top row, left to right: Roxanne, Waianae, Hawaii, USA, 2016 Margot, Overtown, Florida, USA, 2017 Anthony, Camden, New Jersey, USA, 2014 Texas, Overtown, Florida, USA, 2015 Middle row, left to right: Wall Street, New York City, New York, USA, 2014 Caleb, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 2017 Sherrie, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2014 Jamie, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 2014 Bottom row, left to right: Jessica, Overtown, Florida, USA, 2017 Trinity, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 2017 Waianae, Hawaii, USA, 2016 Kat, Overtown, Florida, USA, 2015 134


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I get close because I try to get close to the soul of the people in my pictures. —Bruce Gilden

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Left to right: Bruce Gilden, Jenna, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 2017 Bruce Gilden, Isaac, Nanakuli, Hawaii, USA, 2016 Bruce Gilden, Donna, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2014 137


I think of ours as primarily a love story. And it’s a hopeful story. Since we are both so unique—finding each other against all odds—then it would seem that anyone could find that special person who understands and supports them in being their authentic self. Collaborating with Jim settled something for me, though what exactly I’m still not sure. Maybe it’s that when you’re a trans person, you’re always told that everything you are is wrong. Now, seeing the photos, it’s like it doesn’t matter if it’s right or wrong. It’s just how it is. I can own it now. Somehow, I feel lighter since that. —Darrell

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On desk: Jim Goldberg, Darrell and Patricia: A Love Story, 2015 139


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Jim Goldberg, Darrell and Patricia, 2015 141


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All photographs: Ed Templeton Left to right, top to bottom: Car, Huntington Beach, 2015 Sidewalk Art, Avalon, 2006 Staz Lindes, Huntington Beach, 2012 Furniture on Driveway, Huntington Beach, 2011 San Luis Obispo, 2017 144


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We were born into this situation, and made the best of what we were dealt, thriving on the sidewalks and front yards and hidden from the influence of the city until the city poured over the castle walls out into the surrounding suburbium that grew like barnacles along the edges‌ —Ed Templeton

Top to bottom: Ed Templeton, Orange County, 2000 Deanna Templeton, Huntington Beach (girls on ride at fair), 2016 146


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All photographs: Deanna Templeton Left to right, top to bottom: Orange County Fair (sitting girls), 2014 Untitled (swap meet), 2003 Huntington Beach (boy with basketball hoop), 2007 Huntington Beach (pelicans and palms), 2013 Huntington Beach (woman with dog), 2013 150


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Pier 24 Photography would like to acknowledge the following individuals and lenders for their assistance in making this exhibition possible: Emily Barresi Cecilia Borgenstam Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco Candela Fine Art Printing Agnese Capalti Robin Crookall Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco General Graphics Rob Harteveldt Hannah Hughes Ethan Jones China Langford Carol and Mark Lerdal Rebecca Lukens Mark Ryan Fine Art Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York Rennie Collection, Vancouver Eric Ruby Salon 94, New York Brenda Sharp Smith Andersen North Sterling Art Services Carrie Thompson and all of the artists included in this exhibition This publication would not have been possible without the generous contributions of the Pier 24 Photography volunteer and intern team. Creative Director: Allie Haeusslein Image Production Manager: Ry Allred Editorial Associate: Mari Iki Design: Bob Aufuldish, Aufuldish & Warinner Copy Editor: Lindsey Westbrook Installation Photography: Charles Villyard Print Management: Sprinkel Media Pier 24 Photography Staff Director: Christopher McCall Associate Director: Allie Haeusslein Head of Operations: Ry Allred Guest Services Manager: Mari Iki ISBN: 978-1-59711-002-0 Printed in the United States Cover Image: An-My Lê, The Silent General: Fragment II, Fourth of July, Party Boat, Bayou St. John, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2017 Inside covers: Richard Misrach, Wall, Jacumba, California / El muro, Jacumba, California, 2009

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Photography Credits: Dawoud Bey: © Dawoud Bey, courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco / Guillermo Galindo: © Guillermo Galindo, courtesy the artist. Photography by Richard Misrach / Bruce Gilden: © Bruce Gilden, courtesy the artist / Jim Goldberg: © Jim Goldberg, courtesy the artist; Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York; and Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco / Katy Grannan: © Katy Grannan, courtesy the artist; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; and Salon 94, New York / An-My Lê: © An-My Lê, courtesy the artist / Richard Misrach: © Richard Misrach, courtesy the artist; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York; and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles / James Nares: © James Nares, courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York / Paolo Pellegrin: © Paolo Pellegrin/ Magnum Photos, courtesy the artist / Daniel Postaer: © Daniel Postaer, courtesy the artist / Alessandra Sanguinetti: © Alessandra Sanguinetti, courtesy the artist and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York / Bryan Schutmaat: © Bryan Schutmaat, courtesy the artist / Alec Soth: © Alec Soth, courtesy the artist / Deanna Templeton: © Deanna Templeton, courtesy the artist / Ed Templeton: © Ed Templeton, courtesy the artist / Brian Ulrich: © Brian Ulrich, courtesy the artist and Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco / Corine Vermeulen: © Corine Vermeulen, courtesy the artist / Donovan Wylie: © Donovan Wylie, courtesy the artist © 2018 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.

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