The Americans

I seem to be going in themes this week… yesterday, “golden age,” and today, Americana. First L.L. Bean, and now this great exhibit…

Inspired by Robert Franks’ “The Americans” project from the 1950s, which I saw and thoroughly enjoyed at the Met in the fall, Brit Jacob Perlmutter set out to create his own version of a photographic journal of America as it is today. 

He spent three months on the road, aiming to capture images that get beneath the surface of popular culture representations of the country, and these are the resulting photographs. 

As he said, ‘I went to America with a set of images in my head and came back with another in my hand.’

Aren’t they amazing??  
They really do read as being so honest, with a photojournalistic quality to them.

All images from Jacob Perlmutter website.

Unfortunately for those of us stateside, the exhibit will be in London.  Hopefully it will come to the US at some point!  If not, I’ve got my eye on the catalogue from the exhibit…

Discovered via Curated.


The Life & Times of Claude and Mary Tidd

Discovered on Secret Forts, the wonderfully inspiring “Life & Times of Claude and Mary Tidd.” 

“Claude Tidd. Born in England, 1886. Left for the Yukon at age 24. 20 years as a Royal Mountie. Married Mary Ryder in 1925.”

“Avid outdoorsman, photographer, musician, writer and film maker. Died in Dersingham, England, 1949. A frontier renaissance man. The real deal.”

Doesn’t their life together look unbelievable?  I love what a team seem to be, trekking around together on their adventures.

Makes me want to have to go on some adventures.  And to take great pictures while doing it!

“To read more on Claude and Mary, click HERE. To view more of Claude’s photos from his life in the Yukon, click HERE.”

  Secret Forts blog here.


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