David Plowden "Vanishing Point"

Laurence Miller Gallery

poster for David Plowden "Vanishing Point"

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The exhibition features a small selection of iconic images from David Plowden’s new book "Vanishing Point" that document an American past: trains, bridges, farms, industries, and landscapes that have gradually, almost imperceptibly, vanished. As a young man he was intrigued by trains, and photographed them for the love of the imagery. Likewise the massive bridges and awesome steamers that span America’s waterways in one fashion or another. He photographed things that fascinated him, things that he loved. Now fifty years after his first pictures of the American landscape, David Plowden has decided that he no longer wants to photograph ghosts. This show celebrates a medium and a past that is uncluttered, unpretentious, and beautiful, but also a small reminder that growing, building, and changing also involves destroying.

[Image: David Plowden "Fireman, Blue Ridge Railway, Tye River, Virginia" vintage silver print 10 x 8 in]



from April 03, 2008 to May 31, 2008


David Plowden

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