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She Called Me By Name
John Gossage

She Called Me By Name

She Called Me By NameShe Called Me By Name
John Gossage



Edition of 500
36 pages
510 x 430 mm
ISBN 978097531273



Portraits of the adolescent artist are the subject of this unlikely new book from John Gossage. Well known for his attention to the edges of the urban landscape. In these photographs, Gossage turns his insightful gaze to the formal portrait. This series first began in 2009 when invited to the Rochester Art Center in Minnesota to photograph its inhabitants for a project published as ”Here..Half Blind”. The intense world of the young artist fits well into the photographer’s fascination with places at the edge of mainstream America. This tribe is presented at an age when they are balancing the uncertainty of youth and the conviction demanded by an artist. The work is Gossage’s attempt through the portraits of others, to understand the earliest moments of his own life as an artist.

The oversized 20” x 17” scale of the images creates an innovative book experience that requires both hands to operate. The 18 images remind us of how brave one must be to become an artist.

About the Artist
John Gossage was born in New York in 1946 and lives and works in Washington D.C. He studied with Lisette Model and Alexey Brodovitch in 1960-1961. His work is now represented in major public and private collections worldwide. Most of all, he is regarded as one of the finest American photobook-makers in view of his artist’s books and photographic publications. His first monograph, The Pond (1985), remains one of the most important photobooks. In 2002, John Gossage started his own publishing company, loosestrife editions, to create “books that challenge, provoke and inspire”.

About the Publisher
Loosestrife Editions has published artists such as Anthony Hernandez, John Gossage and Michael Abrams.

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