Erica Baum, from “Dog Ear”

COMMENT FROM BAUM: The origins of my interest in language stem from many sources. I’ve studied anthropology and linguistics and Japanese language and poetry and taught English as a Second Language — all of which bring a distanced view of language, reencountering the familiar to the point where it appears strange and becomes objectlike… The starting point for my approach has its origins in the tradition of straight street photography, looking at the work of Walker Evans, [Eugène] Atget, [George] Brassaï, and other artists who punctuated their landscapes with strands of found text. The whole concept of the aleatory is intrinsic to this type of photography.

so cool!

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