Beginning in the 1950s, Dennis Stock has documented a cross-section of American - its people and places, the myths and icons of the country in its 'awakening'. From Hollywood film stars to counterculture hippies, bikers to leading jazz and classical musicians, these photographs, which explore a passion for freedom, mobility and individuality, capture the ethereal American Dream in an exemplary way.
Of the variety of his work, Stock explains, "To persevere as a photographer, you have to keep moving. Exchanging locations, one for the other, the newness of the subject and your arrogance to believe that you can see it differently are the driving forces...My subjects - the bikers, hippies, road people, artists - are simply people who have sought a less conforming way to explore this conforming life that we all lead. It was my fascination with their ability to survive as individuals that kept my camera busy."
"Made in USA" offers a carefully selected survey of Stock's most important photographic work from the early 1950's to the 1970's, and includes an introduction by Stock and an essay by Richard Whelan.
Size: 9 3/4 x 11 3/4"
Publisher: Cantz Verlag (Ostfieldern, Germany, 1995)