When the American Dream fades in the sun, then most people close their eyes and turn their heads in another colourful direction. Most people, that is, except for Roger Eberhard. The photographer travelled through Reno, Nevada, to Nebraska and Wyoming, and captured the impressions of a seemingly wilting landscape in unflinching images. ‘Wilted Country’ presents the fading of a dream. A melancholic trip.
Past disused petrol stations, wonky water towers and abandoned wooden houses, dead animals also count amongst his motifs. The images recall a road movie and the late Polaroids of US American photographer Walker Evans.
Roger Eberhard was born in 1984, Zurich, studied in Santa Barabara and lives in Germany and Switzerland. His works have already been on show in galleries in Los Angeles, Zurich, Palo Alto, New York, Vancouver and many other places. His breakthrough came with his ‘so long, cockaigne’ portrait series in 2008.
“We are incredibly curious to find out more about what Roger Eberhard looked for, if he found what he was looking for - or if it turned out to be something quite different or even just nothing! This is why we are particularly looking forward to the event”, says 25books.
A book launch and private view will be held on 6 August in the presence of the photographer.
Roger Eberhard – Wilted Country
Private view + book launch
6. August 2010
Roger Eberhard is present.
6 August – 1 September 2010
Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess
100 pages, 50 colour images
RRP 37 Euro