Omaha Sketchbook

by Gregory halpern




Omaha Sketchbook by Gregory Halpern. First edition (2019). First impression in new condition. No markings, this is a new book. Flat signed on front endpaper. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Omaha Sketchbook

For the last fifteen years, Gregory Halpern has been photographing in Omaha, Nebraska. As a result, steadily compiling a lyrical, if equivocal, response to the American Heartland. Consequently, he produced loosely-collaged spreads that reproduce his construction-paper sketchbooks. Therefore, Halpern takes pleasure in cognitive dissonance and unexpected harmonies, playing on a sense of simultaneous repulsion and attraction to the place. The Sketchbook is ultimately a meditation on America, on the men and boys who inhabit it, and on the mechanics of aggression, inadequacy, and power.

About Gregory Halpern

Gregory Halpern (b. 1977) is an acclaimed American photographer who has focussed his career on an exploration of the elusive, nascent notion of Americanness. As a result, he is celebrated for his pioneering photobooks. His most recent publications ZZYZX and Omaha Sketchbook are lyrical and poetic explorations of place. So, in 2014, Halpern was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As a result, the subsequent project, ZZYZX, was published as a photobook in 2016, and explores the landscape and people of Southern California. Named after an ‘unincorporated community’ in the Mojave desert, the project journeys from the eastern fringes of the state of California towards Los Angeles and, eventually, the Pacific. ZZYZX was awarded Photobook of the Year at the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards in 2016.

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