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Blog: GoSee loves ... 'AMERICAN POLYCHRONIC' by Roe Ethridge (Mack Books, 2022)

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AMERICAN POLYCHRONIC brings together over 400 eclectic, bizarre images captured over the past two decades. Here, the American photographer talks about growing up in the Atlanta suburbs and why he was drawn to "humanity in imperfection."

AMERICAN POLYCHRONIC presents the first comprehensive catalogue of Roe Ethridge’s work from 2000 to 2021, comprised of two interlocking threads of his celebrated photographic practice. Ethridge’s artistic and personal work is sequenced chronologically, interwoven with his commercial photography in chronological reverse, together forming a vibrant sequence of harmonies and dissonance, hits and B-sides. This long-form sequence moves fluidly between genres in the pursuit of a distinctive visual language - blending and playfully juxtaposing the realms of fine art, fashion imagery, and advertising with the everyday, personal, and generic. Ethridge explores how new visual experiences can be created through the reproduction and recombination of images, photographing and distorting the real as way of suggesting - or disrupting -the ideal.

With an essay by Jamieson Webster and a conversation between the artist and Antwaun Sargent.
Embossed paperback with folded jacket
25 x 27.5 cm, 480 pages, ISBN 978-1-913620-65-3

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IMAGE // Roe Ethridge, ‘Laila Gohar with Egyptian Sunday Dinner, 2019’, from AMERICAN POLYCHRONIC (MACK, 2022)Courtesy of the artist and MACK

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