American Snapshots: #6 Gothic by David Dunnico
Rather than being the “Shining City on a Hill”, America is a dark cabin in the woods. The amateur snapshots in this book show a different but recognisable country where the dream could easily turn out to be a bit of a nightmare. Fiery religion, natural disasters, shadowy figures – “Hell is empty, and all the devils are here”.
40 pages, 37 photographs
American Snapshots is a new series of themed books, featuring found extraordinary photographs taken throughout the 20th Century by ordinary Americans and collected in the 21st by Manchester based documentary photographer David Dunnico.
Affordable and very collectable, the books are a uniform A5 size (148 x 210mm) printed on 200gsm paper with a soft back cover. Full of images of things familiar yet strange, most reproduced at their original size. The books will appeal to students of social history, collectors of vernacular photography, and fans of Americana.