A Kind of Rapture
New York: Pantheon, 1998.
For more than ten years, Robert Bergman—a brilliant artist who has purposefully withheld himself from the mainstream—traveled by car with two friends, for months at a time, throughout the Rust Belt (Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Gary) and the East Coast, taking color pictures of everyday people who moved him profoundly. Even as he used a simple 35-mm camera, amateur film, no tripod, and no special lighting, his was a monumental, Whitmanesque project: to document the physical appearance and spirit of Americans, and to gauge the climate of our times. Item #8510
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