About the Book
A catalog for the TRAVEL PLACES exhibition held at the Grand Center in Tracy, California in 2008. This 80 page book contains all the images in the exhibition, additional images and an essay by the William F. Wilson II, the Gallery Director of Grand Center.
Director Wilson writes, " Ultimately Dan's efforts allow us to safely question ourselves in public. He asks if our version, our story captured in print, displayed on our computers, flashed on our cell phones is more valuable than the monuments, these places of significance photographed. Perhaps the next time we find ourselves snapping pics or posing for the camera, we remember the insightful lessons positioned within the photographs of Travel Places."
In 2007, the Saint Louis Contemporary Art Museum’s publication Arts Desire, said of Travel Places, “His photographs often reflect the different areas that Younger has traveled to, but they are anything but simple vacation snapshots. The photographs illustrate both his technical skill and his amazing artistic vision.”
From the Texas Tech SRO Gallery: “Dan Younger takes vacation photos and elevates them beyond the level of snapshot in his “Travel Places” collection. To him, there is something in the thrill of travel that necessitates pictures. His vacation pictures with an air of visual mystery create images of interest that are accessible to a wide selection of viewers.”
NOTE: Each page of this book can be viewed at www.artstuffpix.com
DAN YOUNGER is a Professor of Art, founder of the studio area and former chair of the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. He has over 150 national and international exhibits, and his works are in numerous public collections including Museum de Stadt, in Gladbeck Germany, The Fox Talbot Museum and the National Trust, Lacock, England, The Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), the Harry Ransom Center at UT- Austin, The Saint Louis Art Museum, and Diaphne – Pole Photographique, of Montreuil, France. His website is http://www.artstuffpixs.com