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Artist's Talk: America and the Dissolution of Geographical Space

Two empty chairs face an old TV box. The window behind the TV shows the sea. Photo by Max Ernst Stockburger.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Max Ernst Stockburger

In his photographic trilogy "America," Max Ernst Stockburger is mapping the United States from the outside. By exploring the global influence of the U.S., Stockburger's projects offer a different approach to understanding the American mind.

Why Quit Our Own To Stand Upon Foreign Ground?
A photographic documentation of the closure of a U.S. Army garrison-which once housed 12,000 U.S. military members and their families-in Stockburger's hometown of Schweinfurt, Germany

A photographic simulation of how U.S. pop culture has taken root in Japan

The Missing Link
A visual juxtaposition in book form of the development and use of the atomic bomb, which links together photographs documenting the bomb's research phase, a visual biography of Robert J. Oppenheimer, and thousands of unpublished photographs collected in Hiroshima

Max Ernst Stockburger is a documentary photographer working at the intersection of traditional and post documentary photography. His work explores the impact of digital technology and globalisation on everyday life. Stockburger graduated in Documentary Photography (B.A.) at the University of Applied Science Hannover and studied Fine Arts at Hiroshima City University. His work has been internationally exhibited and published.

This project is supported by the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Office of Global Affairs / Andrew W. Mellon Endowment for Global Studies.

Contact: Chris Sims