The photos of the young Lucas Foglia, who graduated from Yale and followed courses with Gregory Crewdson, look simple and romantic, but this is all deception. Foglia who has followed various communities in the southeastern United States, found people who drank fresh water from mountain streams, and live so off the map that they do not have a postal address. Yet they do have cellphones and a laptops. So they are free and unfree. From 2006 until 2011 Foglia explored this typical American libertarianism and published his photographs in the book A Natural Disorder*
* "One of the most beautiful and thought-provoking photobooks of the year." – The Guardian
Foglia's work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Pilara Foundation and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Fine Art, and has been published in Aperture Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Contact Sheet, and PDN's 30.Justine Kurland:
Justine Kurland's work has always taken her to the road. For the past ten years she has criss- crossed the United States in search of subjects to photograph best described as staging realities. On all of her trips she is accompagnied by her small boy Casper who has been fascinated with trains, from the age of two. "Her resulting photographs are portals into the realm of railroad folklore. We who are brave enough (or stupid enough) to become explorers today, when all available land has been conquered and occupied, can still be, I believe, the builders of a new world and a new consciousness. The American frontier may have been settled, but America is, in another sense, unsettling rapidly. From our disappointment with decades of broken promises, we are breaking free and running into the industrial wilderness, calling out, "I don't need you, I don't need anybody!"Pavel Prokopchik:
Pavel Prokopchik grew up in Latvia (Sovjet Union), and lives since 2001 in The Netherlands.
graduating from The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague in 2009. Since then Prokopchik has received a number of national awards, including Zilveren Camera and Photo Academy awards and in 2012 he was nominated for the Dutch Doc Award. His passion for photography lies in telling stories about people who live their lives out of sight of mainstream society—deviants from regular religious practices, hippies, and other people who are not a part of any materialistic society. His latest exhibition was The Tribe, a series of photos following a group of people living an alternative lifestyle in Russia, and was held in the FOAM photography museum in Amsterdam in 2012. At Flatland Gallery the series Apashka will be on view. Apa" or "Apashka" in Kazakh language means - granny. That's how people address a shaman woman that is living in Ungurtas village, Kazakhstan. Prokopchik combined photographs and film to document howfollowers of the Apaskha came to her remote village and participated in her rituals.
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