Galerie f5,6 Munich
April 14 - May 20, 2011
Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, Berlin
June 1 - July 9, 2011
Museum of Photography, Reykjavik
Selected title German Photo Book Award 2012
PDN Photo Annual 2012
Since 1997 photographer Beth Yarnelle Edwards has been making photographs in idyllic suburban middle-class settings in America and Europe. The first photos in this series were created in California’s Silicon Valley, where the artist lived, and subsequent pictures were made in Germany, France, Spain, Iceland and the Netherlands.
Edwards approaches scenes of everyday life with a mixture of documentary interest and cinematographic staging. She combines real-life settings with philosophical truths, thus conveying images of loneliness, of constant media exposure, of minor escapes and major yearnings. Without making any value judgments, the pictures give us a revealing glimpse of interpersonal relationships, domestic rituals, customs and leisure pastimes.
Edwards’s photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany, and the at Château d’Eau in Toulouse, France and the Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, Belgium, and are in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, and others.
Authors: Christoph Tannert, Robert Evren
Artists: Beth Yarnelle Edwards
30 x 24 cm
55 color ills.