Gasoline, David Campany


Gasoline, David Campany


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Gasoline, David Campany

Evoking the freedom and romance of the road, Gasoline by British photography writer, curator and professor, David Campany (b. 1967), brings together images of American gas stations, salvaged from various newspaper archives. Still bearing the crop marks of editors, these photographs, taken from the mid 40s to the mid 90s, allegorise Americas relation to cars, oil, travel and consumption. Simultaneously exploring the role of news photography, the pictures both eulogise and criticise an era when car was king.

Elegiac, humorous, tragic and pointed - Photo Eye

A perfect allegory for the peaks and troughs of postwar America -åÊGuardian

100 pages

37 colour plates

37 black & white plates

Softcover with dustjacket

Publication date: September 2013

ISBN 9781907946448

Biography: David Campany (b. 1967) is a writer, curator, artist and photography professor at Westminster University. His artistic and curatorial practice explores the history, theory, practice and socio-political implications of photography. His many books include A Handful of Dust (MACK, 2015), Walker Evans: the magazine work (Steidl, 2014) and Art and Photography (Phaidon, 2003). He has contributed essays and reviews to many catalogues, monographs, journals and magazines alike.

24 cm x 32 cm

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