October 17th, 2012
Audio: Doug Rickard Artist Talk
Over a period of two years, while working on what would become A New American Picture, Doug Rickard took advantage of Google Street View’s comprehensive image archive to virtually drive overlooked roads throughout America, bleak places that are forgotten, economically devastated, and in various states of decay. He rephotographed the images as they appeared on his computer screen, framing and freeing them from their online origins.
In this audio cast, Rickard discusses both his admiration for and reinterpretation of American street photography in light of an increasingly technological world.