#41.779976, Chicago, IL, 2007, 2010 - 2010
Doug Rickard (b. 1968, USA) is the founder of American Suburb X and These Americans, aggregating websites for essays on contemporary photography and historical photographic archives. Rickard’s discovery of Google Street View as a vehicle for making photography was informed by his experimentation with re-photographing and arranging satellite images, amateur snapshots, and commercial and surveillance photographs.
A New American Picture was exhibited for the first time in 2010 at Le Bal, Paris, in an exhibition titled Anonymes, curated by David Campany and Diane Dufour, which also included work by Walker Evans, Lewis Baltz, and Jeff Wall, among others. Presentations of A New American Picture have been included in exhibitions at Pier 24, San Francisco, From Here On, curated by Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, and Joachim Schmid for the 42nd edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles, and New Photography 2011 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. A solo show of A New American Picture will open in October 2012 at Yossi Milo Gallery.
A limited edition monograph of A New American Picture, was published by White Press/Schaden in 2010, and was named a best book of 2010 by photo-eye magazine. A trade edition of the publication is planned for release in Fall 2012 by Walther Koenig and Aperture Foundation.