17 February 2009

Beloved Curiosity, Herbert Gehr.

Amazingly, I can't find any biographical information on this amazing photographer other than he was born in the US in 1910 and died in 1983. I know he shot a lot for Time-Life.

But aren't they AMAZING?? Gehr really captures what I've always imagined of post-war America--the clinical existence, the probing, the automated lives, the voyeuristic clinical gaze... These are fascinating and disturbing images. They're just unsettling...I LOVE them! What do you think??

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