Published by RADIUS BOOKS. Text by Terry Tempest Williams.
A vivid portrait of the assault on America's parks and forests
David Benjamin Sherry: American Monuments is a landscape photography project that captures the spirit and intrinsic value of America’s threatened system of national monuments. In April 2017 an executive order called for the review of the 27 national monuments created since January 1996. In December 2017 the final report called on the president to shrink four national monuments and change the management of six others, recommending that areas in Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans be offered for sale, specifically for oil drilling and coal and uranium mining. American Monuments focuses on the areas under review, with special emphasis on those that have already been decimated. Sherry documents these pristine, sacred and wildly diverse areas using the traditional, historic 8x10" large format. The resulting photographs not only convey the beauty of these important and ecologically diverse sites, but also shed light upon the plight of the perennially exploited landscape of the American West. American photographer David Benjamin Sherry (born 1981) specializes in large-format film photography made with meticulous attention to analog photographic processes. Sherry’s use of vibrant monochrome color began while studying for his MFA at Yale. Working closely with master printer and photographer Richard Benson, Sherry discovered that, through analog printing techniques, he could manipulate color film to chromatic extremes. For Sherry, the vibrant colors he incorporates into the work are a conduit for his intense, sometimes mystical connections to the natural world and reflect his own queer experience of traversing the American West.
Published by Damiani/Salon 94. Introduction by Collier Schorr.
David Benjamin Sherry (born 1981) graduated with an MFA in photography from the Yale School of Art in 2007. Just three years later, in 2010, his color-saturated photographs became the face of the Greater New York exhibition at MoMA/PS1; that same year, he was named as one of the 50 up-and- coming American talents by The New York Times T magazine. In Quantum Light, Sherry’s second publication, he continues his exploration of vivid color, ramping up the saturation and expanding his subject matter, in works incorporating landscapes, collage, still life, abstraction, portraiture and sculpture. A conversation between Sherry and Collier Schorr serves as preface to this beautifully produced clothbound volume, which is published to coincide with the artist’s first New York solo show at Salon 94.
It's Time is 28-year-old, New York-based photographer David Benjamin Sherry's first monograph. While studying Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, Sherry spent a summer working with the photographer David LaChapelle. He began to develop his own penchant for hypersaturated, hot, bright colors with a touch of psychedelia. He then went on to receive his MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art in 2007. Taking a lead from his peers widespread commercial success, Sherry has shot some memorably fresh fashion editorials for magazines such as Dazed and Confused, Purple, i-D, V Man and Japanese Vogue. Part of the group of young artists (and much-chronicled downtown bad boys) around Ryan McGinley, Dash Snow and Dan Colen, Sherry makes photographs that range from reality to fantasy, from portraits to abstractions, landscapes to fashion. Drawing inspiration from contemporaries such as Wolfgang Tillmans to past generation artists such as Derek Jarmon and Kenneth Anger. He has exhibited in Berlin, Vienna, Los Angeles and New York. This well-illustrated volume includes an essay by independent curator and critic Neville Wakefield.