Museum Director James Pearson of the Southeast Museum of Photography has created a significant exhibition focused on the most important issue of our time. This is Climate Change features the projects of three photographers: Kirk Crippens, Sharon Harper,
I said a few months ago that I think Kirk Crippens sleeps with a camera, or simply doesn't sleep at all. Today I feature his new body of work, Portraitlandia , as evidence that the above statement is true. This year he has enjoyed artist residencies at R
Somewhere in the virtual world, I came across The Point, a new Blurb book that is the collaborative effort of Kirk Crippens and Michael Jang. I'm a big fan of both photographers, and I love the idea of working apart and together to create a significant project.
The Dealership Wreck: I never noticed the monolithic deserted auto dealerships alongside the freeway until recently, when I began to notice empty dealerships everywhere I traveled. I researched the phenomenon and discovered that since 2009, over 2,300 auto dealerships in America were shuttered. The closings, which happened largely as a result of the US government’s auto industry bailout and restructuring, caused thousands of industry workers to lose their jobs and put 70 million square feet of commercial real estate on the market.