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 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 artstuffpix.com
PLACES: observations while traveling Published January 22, 2014
What I've Seen Published July 09, 2012
Things I've Seen Published July 08, 2012
Space Pix Published September 24, 2010
Travel Places Published July 27, 2010
Three Collections Published July 20, 2010
New Pictures Published February 18, 2010
Cleveland High School Published October 20, 2009