A picture-postcard journey through post 9/11 America
by Ronan Haughton
About the Book
American Postcards documents the experiences and impressions of three European photographers in post 9/11 USA (2004 to 2005). It features photography and writing, in picture-postcard format, by London College of Communication (BA Photography) graduates Norman Wilcox (UK), Amanda Johansson (Sweden) and Ronan Haughton (Ireland). It also features the work of Art Kaligos (USA), a photography graduate of Parsons School of Design New York.
American Postcards also features exclusive writing by Peter D. Osborne, author of 'Travelling Light, travel and visual culture'.
"Then the police stop us. They’re friendly, they pose for Polaroids .... Art confesses that he would have preferred to have been handcuffed .... so his European pals could have had an Easy Rider experience." - Peter D. Osborne
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781320977852
- Publish Date Apr 20, 2012
- Tags Road Trip, Santa Fe, New Jersey, New York, London College of Communication, Peter D Osborne, Norman Wilcox, Amanda Johansson, Art Kaligos, Chicken Shit Bingo, Grand Canyon, Road, Travel, Nevada, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Connecticut, Boston, California, Documentary, Washington, Postcards, Postcard, London, Sweden, Ireland, Scotland, Austin, Photography
Ronan is from Dublin, Ireland and moved to London in 2001. He is now based in the UK and his work focuses on travel, people and culture. Ronan studied photography at New York’s Parsons School of Design, Dublin’s DIT and the UK’s London College of Printing/Communication. It was at these places that he honed his conceptual and practical skills under the tuition of photographers like Tom Hunter, Clare Strand, Colin Jarvie and Neil Selkirk. Since graduating in 2006, he has worked on photographic projects, publications, advocacy projects and exhibitions both independently and collaboratively. His work has been published by Open Magazine, Tate, BBC, Central Saint Martins, e-flux, Art Forum, Art News and the Biennial Foundation.