David Pace & Stephen Wirtz, Images in Transition: Wirephotos 1938 – 1945
Kirk Crippens, Going South — Big Sur
Thursday, August 1st, 5-7:00pm
Artist’s Talk: 5:00 – 6:00pm. Space is limited (free), sign up at eventbrite.
Book Signing and Reception: 6:00 – 7:00pm free and open to the public (no signup required)
Please join us in the CPA gallery for an artist talk and book signing on Thursday, August 1st from 5-7:00pm. Kirk Crippens will discuss his most recent monograph, Going South – Big Sur, and collaborators David Pace and Stephen Wirtz will share their newly published book Images in Transition: Wirephotos 1938 – 1945.
In Images in Transition: Wirephotos 1938-1945, David Pace and Stephen Wirtz transform news photographs from the Second World War into images with powerful contemporary resonance. Drawing from Wirtz’s extensive collection of wirephotos originally transmitted by radio or wire for publication in newspapers in the United States, Pace and Wirtz scan the originals, radically cropping and dramatically enlarging portions of the images. Images in Transition both continues and subverts the historical process of transforming these wartime images, raising questions about the technologies of image making and image transmission, the history of photography, the notion of truth in journalism, and the role of propaganda in news photography. http://www.davidpacephotography.com/
Kirk Crippens’ latest book Going South — Big Sur, explores Big Sur’s rugged landscape as well as the locals who call the area home. Crippens began this project after the winter of 2017, when extreme rainfall caused one of the main bridges along Highway 1 to collapse and then a 13-acre landslide dropped from the water-logged mountains to the south, subsequently shutting off access to the area. During this closure when Big Sur was empty and quiet, Crippens hiked in with his large format camera, exploring the devastation caused by mudslides, as well as meeting with the resilient residents and photographing. https://www.kirkcrippens.com/