Playspace Commission: June Velie, Black River Falls, Wisconsin


Gelatin silver print

36.00 x 24.00 in

91.4 x 61.0 cm

Edition of 5

This work is signed.

PRICE: $6,000
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    About The Work

    To celebrate the publication of The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas, Aperture Foundation commissioned Alessandra Sanguinetti along with twenty-one other photographers to create new works in response to assignments from the book. In this case, Sanguinetti responded to Paul Reas’ assignment which in part, asked the photographer to “take an established photograph you connect with and find a situation or location that is reminiscent of the original.” Sanuinette wrote the following text to accompany the photographs she took in response:

    “When I was a kid in Buenos Aires, my mother had Wisconsin Death Trip on our bookshelf. I don’t know why or how it got there, but that book ushered me into photography with its first sentence: 'The people you are about to see were once actually alive.' For this assignment I visited Black River Falls, Wisconsin - the actual place of many photographs that had gained legendary qualities in my mind. I played with the pictures that had been engraved in my imagination since I was nine, approaching each sitting as if it was the one and only last portrait of each person.”

    About Alessandra Sanguinetti

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