she dances on Jackson

Vanessa Winship



In 2011 Vanessa Winship was the recipient of the Henri Cartier Bresson Award which funds an artist to pursue a new photographic project. For over a year Winship travelled across the United States, from California to Virginia, New Mexico to Montana, in pursuit of the fabled ‘American dream’. she dances on Jackson presents a conversation, a lyrical and lilting interaction between landscape and portrait exploring the vastness of the United States and attempting to understand the link between a territory and its inhabitants. For Winship this relationship is inextricable; places accrue particular meanings according to the people she meets, what she sees, and by what's happening to her personally. Each human encounter, sound and smell adds extra dimensions to her work and the resulting photographs.

she dances on Jackson marks a progression. Stylistically similar to her previous work using black and white film and a large format camera, Winship’s portraits remain arresting and unnerving but this body of work reveals her to also be a skilled landscape photographer. For Winship photography is a process of literacy, a path by which she understands life. Her intimate approach enables the reader to glimpse the world as she sees it, if only for a moment.

Last remaining copies from the 2018 printing of this bestseller, each housed in a printed linen slipcase (run-ons from the special edition).

Printed and embossed linen housed in a printed linen slipcase
144 pages, 64 tritone plates
24 x 27 cm

Publication date: June 2018
ISBN: 978-1-907946-36-3
€445 £350 $475

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"These deeply poetic photos focus on the nexus of ‘chronicle and fiction'." The Washington Post

"On her road trip across the US, British photographer Vanessa Winship captured the smallness of ordinary lives set against a vast backdrop of land, sky and the illusion of escape." Financial Times Life & Arts

"Contemporary British photographer Vanessa Winship shows us a nuanced, complex world where different agendas compete in conflicted areas." The RPS Journal

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