A Family Named Spot, Daytona Beach, FL, 1997
“America is the most exotic country in the world. It is also the loneliest.” –Burk Uzzle
|ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Burk Uzzle discovers and celebrates the quirky displays of patriotism, childhood, and fantasy that are unique to America. Through humor and charm, Burk Uzzle has continued his four-decade exposition on how Americans display their idiosyncratic dreams and aspirations.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Burk Uzzle was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He started career as a newspaper photographer in the mid-1950's and moved on to assignments for LIFE magazine from 1962-1968. In 1967 he joined the esteemed photographer’s cooperative Magnum, and served as its president from 1979-1980. He has had numerous one-person shows since 1970, and has been featured in many important survey exhibitions including "Photography 68" at the George Eastman House and "Contemporary Photographers" at the Stedelijk Museum in Holland. Three monographs of his work have been published: Progress Report on America (Chrysler Museum, 1992); All American (Aperture, 1985); and Landscapes (Magnum, 1973). His images are held in major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chicago Art Institute, Stedelijk Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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