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SoVA Retired Photography Professor Ken Graves' Photo Book Receives Review from New Yorker

Kenneth Graves "The Home Front"

Kenneth Graves
"The Home Front"
Pictures in the 1960's and 1970's Bay Area Region

Ken Graves’s idiosyncratic photographs capture the humour and pathos of America in the transitional era of the 1960s and 1970s. Looking in from the margins, Graves highlights the contradictions inherent in America and its culture moulded equally by idealism and decline. He simultaneously examines and dismantles those myths, and plays out the tension of the American dream against the backdrop of a gritty reality.

Graves uses photography as a tool to document everyday surrealism, the improbable episodes and happy accidents which unfold before the camera...

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In the press:
The New Yorker Review