adrift at the start of the pandemic in New York

New York City was empty in the early days of the pandemic, but its bones have never been documented this way before Jessica Langemasterful eye.

Acclaimed actress and photographer Jessica Lange has embraced the onslaught of the pandemic and the initial lockdown in New York in a remarkably intimate and engaging way: after being tempted to read the landmark text by French philosopher Guy Debord, Drift Theoryshe would set off on a given day without a destination, without a goal in mind and, through the lens of her camera, observe and engage in what prompted her.

The results of these excursions of deliberate intellectual drift are collected in the third volume of Lange’s PowerHouse Books, Derive, both his boldest and most ambitious photographic project to date: gloriously empty streets, mysteriously alive with compositional energy; perfectly balanced individuals, captured as involuntary extras staged on set; lively, voluminous chiaroscuro in a panoramic painting.

Jessica Lange is the 13th actress to win the Triple Crown for acting, having won two Oscars, three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Tony Award, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award and five Golden Globe Awards. She won an Emmy for her portrayal of Big Edie on HBO gray gardens; Critics Choice, Golden Globe, Dorian and Emmy awards followed for american horror story; her first Tony for Lead Actress, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for Broadway Revival Long day trip into night; an 8th Emmy for her portrayal of Joan Crawford in the miniseries Quarrel; and in 2019, she received her 10th Emmy Award nomination for her work in American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Lange is also a renowned photographer with four published photography books, two published by PowerHouse Books: 50 Photographs (2008), and Highway 61 (2019). Born in Minnesota, Lange currently resides in New York.

Jessica Lange: Drift: drift at the start of the pandemic in New York
PowerHouse Books
Hardcover, 11.25 x 11.375 inches, 104 pages
ISBN: 978-1-64823-022-6
US$60.00 / C$80.00

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