True North Editions : Bill Owens : 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection
“This is our second annual Fourth of July block party. This year thirty-three families came for beer, barbequed chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, green salad, macaroni salad, and watermelon. After eating and drinking we staged our parade and fireworks.” © Bill Owens – Courtesy True North Editions / Scott Nichols Gallery
Suburbia by Bill Owens (Jamaica 1964-66): this book marked the history of photography! It is fifty years old and a portfolio including 30 of his images has just been republished.
Bill Owens and True North Editions celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the seminal book, Suburbia with this limited edition portfolio, Bill Owens — 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection. The portfolio was created with the intent of placement in institutional collections, and is available through Scott Nichols Gallery.
This portfolio is comprised of 36 remastered photographs from Suburbia, selected for inclusion in collaboration with Bill Owens. Original negatives were digitized at the highest possible resolution, remaining faithful to the original, and remastered under the supervision of Bill Owens. The printing methods used were selected for the highest archival quality, as well as a desire to reproduce work as closely as possible to the gelatin silver papers of 1972.
From his travels around the globe including a Peace Corps tour in Jamaica (1964-66), Bill Owens developed his unique skills and aptitude as an anthropological and social photographer. His book Suburbia, one of the 100 seminal photography books of the 20th century, captured the change in his home territory with much the same spirit of the traveler that he brought to foreign places. Bill Owens’ work is in museums and collections throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art NY, Berkeley Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Jose Museum of Art. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and two NEA grants. Also published by True North Editions, his latest book release The Legacy of Suburbia: Photographs 1964-2022 is available in a limited edition of 100 from Scott Nichols Gallery.
50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection
Limited Edition Portfolio in clamshell box, published by True North Editions
36 archival pigment prints on 17” x 22” Moab Juniper Baryta Cotton Rag 305
Edition of 8 + 2 AP
Contact: Scott Nichols Gallery