Click to preview Travel Places: The Grand Center Exhibition Catalog photo 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


About the Author

Dan Younger
artstuff St. Louis, MO
DAN YOUNGER is a professor of photography in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. A photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer, he earned an M.F.A. and M.A. in art photography from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa and B.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. His extensive work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and appears in numerous permanent public collections including The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; The Minnesota Art Institute, Minneapolis, MN and U.S. Embassies in Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; and Santiago, Chile You can see the interior pages of each book at

Publish Date  October 07, 2008

Dimensions  Small Square  80 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

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Comments (2)


towski88 says

Like all the other books, random pictures of random places. I hope this guy does not take himself seriously. Because these books are terrible. Well maybe not so bad if he is an amateur. I hope this guy is not going to quit his day job.

posted at 12:20pm Mar 19 PST


jgehrt says

Great style. I was chuckling while browsing. I am now a fan.

posted at 09:42am Oct 21 PST

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