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Brian Ulrich: Is This Place Great Or What

Text by Juliet B. Schorr.

This long-awaited first monograph presents Brian Ulrich's decade-long exploration of the shifting tectonic plates that make up American consumerism. The photographer focuses in part on the architectural legacies of a retail-driven economy in the midst of collapse--shopping malls on the brink of demolition, empty big box stores and other retail structures in transition. But Ulrich does more than sketch the fraying surfaces of a shopping-obsessed culture; he also offers clear-eyed yet sympathetic portraits of teenaged shoppers lost in reverie over a pair of shoes, thrift-store mavens determined to find the best deal and families in search of that perfect purchase. Cinematic and utterly engrossing, these portraits are interspersed among the forlorn landscapes of empty parking lots and foreclosed malls. Ulrich gets under the skin of the current financial crisis, tracing a palpable economic trajectory from irrational exuberance to debt-laden hangover and providing a sobering document of the American consumer psyche in crisis in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
PRAISE AND REVIEWS

American Photo

Jack Crager

In a decade-long survey of American consumerism, Ulrich casts a wry eye on the nation's shoppers and employees in big-box outlets and thrift shops-contrasting boom-years decadence and bust-years desolation with chilling irony.

Brian Ulrich: Is This Place Great Or What

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