Artist Spotlight: Doug Rickard, A New American Picture

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Doug Rickard: A New American Picture, Presented in the exhibition HERE.
Pier 24 Photography / May 23rd – December 16th

Pier 24, the 28,000 square foot warehouse situated on the scenic San Francsico Bay with an amazing photography collection – has recently posted interviews with their artists. Here, Doug Rickard describes how he utilizes the comprehensive image archive in Google Street View for his series A New American Picture. Photographer Doug Rickard virtually drives the unseen and overlooked roads of America, to find bleak places that are forgotten, economically devastated, and abandoned. Collectively, these images present a startling photographic portrait of the socially disenfranchised, providing deeply affecting evidence of the American Dream inverted. Selections from A New American Picture are included in Pier 24 Photography’s recent exhibition, HERE., on view May 23rd – December 16th.

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