Santa Fe: Twin Palms, 2013.
SIGNED and dated 2013 in the year of publication
A Period of Juvenile Prosperity depicts the gritty youth subculture of freight train hoppers and squatters. From 2004 - 2009, Brodie created a prolific body of work which introduces viewers to an alternative lifestyle based on the constant movement of train travel across America. During this five-year span, Brodie rode over 50,000 miles through 46 states documenting the people and places he encountered along the way. "I know almost everyone I shoot," Brodie states, "three of the women in the book are ex-girlfriends and a couple of the guys...are best friends." Brodie captures his companions through intimate portraits set against ever-changing landscapes. His photographs capture the raw reality of his travels: the dirt, the blood, the struggles and, ultimately, a community of travelers who share the challenges and triumphs of life on the road. His photographs encapsulate a period of youthful exuberance and unbridled freedom. His images visualize modern versions of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn or Jack Kerouac's On the Road, while also reflecting symbols of a passing era in American culture that include trains, punk aesthetics and Polaroid cameras. Item #12451
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