Some pictures of animals, Kenya, 2006
Richmond, Virginia, 2007
Pete Brook profiles Coverage on Wired’s Raw File blog today.
I’ve been making some pictures on Instagram.
To be fair, it’s kind of a chicken-and-egg situation: Does the media simply feed the audience’s desire for celebrity news and a fascination with the abomination? Or does the media create and perpetuate that appetite?
“The biggest spectacle I’ve seen must have been in Los Angeles and Encino, Calif., on the occasion of Michael Jackson’s memorial,” says [Christopher] Dawson. “Hundreds of fans congregated … but they seemed a small group compared to the media infrastructure and supporting police presence.”
From the meta-observational standpoint of a photographer photographing photographers, Dawson’s wry series encourages us to think twice about what we see in the news. To wonder: What’s just outside of that frame?
Behind The Scenes Of The Media Circus Spectacular
Photo Credit: Christopher Dawson
Thank you to Claire O’Neill and everyone at NPR Multimedia.
Thanks to Claire O’Neill and the folks at NPR’s The Picture Show for this profile on the Coverage project.
The New York Photo Festival invites you to the opening reception for The New York Photo Awards 2012 Exhibition on Friday, September 28 from 6—9PM at The powerHouse Arena.
Orlando, Florida, 2011
Coverage was shortlisted for the New York Photo Awards. Other finalists include Andres Gonzalez, Katrin Koenning, Shane Lavalette, and Emily Schiffer. Exhibition opens September 28 and runs through October 10, at the powerHouse Arena in DUMBO.
Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness, and Everything Else travels to San Francisco this week. Opening at Rayko Photo Center, Thursday May 10, 6-8pm // through June 15. (Installation image from Portland exhibition, courtesy Newspace Center for Photography)
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, New York City, 2007
Part of CRITICAL MASS 2011: Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness & Everything Else at the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR. Through April 29, 2012. Curated by Darius Himes.
Whitney Houston, Newark, New Jersey, 2012
New image from outside Whitney Houston’s funeral, featured on a nice write-up by McNair Evans on Black Harbor.