American Snapshots: #2 Diptych by David Dunnico
In art, a diptych is an artwork consisting of two pieces or panels, that together create a singular art piece. Juxtaposing two images creates all sorts of meanings. Here, ‘straight’ pairs of photos are presented, which in the main were not meant to be viewed as diptychs, but when shown together they seem full of loaded meanings waiting to be imagined about America – a country full of contradictions and contrast.
60 pages, 64 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.