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04.01.2011

 

Long live suburbia - Beth Yarnelle Edward's SUBURBAN DREAMS an irritating homage to the world’s middle class

Since 1999, photographer Beth Yarnelle Edwards has been shooting suburban idylls of the American and European middle classes. The first pictures of her photography series were created in California’s Silicon Valley, which is home to the photographer herself. Further motifs were produced in Germany, France, Spain, Iceland and the Netherlands.

Within the everyday context of the subjects, the photographer arranged her images with a mixture of documentation and cinematographic composition. She combines real occurrences with philosophical truth and tells of isolation, permanent media irrigation, of small escapes and large aspirations.

Her pictures offer a glance into inter-human relationships, rituals, customs and leisure activities, without judgement and create an atmosphere of curiosity, amusement, fascination and a slight sense of the creeps.

Her photographs are featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, the Château d’Eau in Toulouse and the Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and in the Museet for Fotokunst, Odense.

SUBURBAN DREAMS - Beth Yarnelle Edwards
Authors Christoph Tannert, Robert Evren
Hardcover
30 x 24 cm, 96 Pages, approx. 56 Coloured pages
English, Kehrer Verlag
ISBN 978-3-86828-184-2
RRP 30 Euro


SUBURBAN DREAMS by Beth Yarnelle Edwards

SUBURBAN DREAMS by Beth Yarnelle Edwards

SUBURBAN DREAMS by Beth Yarnelle Edwards

SUBURBAN DREAMS by Beth Yarnelle Edwards

SUBURBAN DREAMS by Beth Yarnelle Edwards

SUBURBAN DREAMS by Beth Yarnelle Edwards

SUBURBAN DREAMS by Beth Yarnelle Edwards

SUBURBAN DREAMS by Beth Yarnelle Edwards

SUBURBAN DREAMS by Beth Yarnelle Edwards

SUBURBAN DREAMS by Beth Yarnelle Edwards