Walead Beshty

Allen, South Dakota, Median Income $7,578: United States Post Office, August 1, 2011, (Cancelled by Jens Hoffmann, August 16, 2011), Fisher Island, Florida, Median Income $236,238: United States Post Office, August 23, 2011 (Cancelled by Jens Hoffman, August 26, 2011)
Two kodak semi-gloss prints
4 x 6 inches
Signed and numbered certificate, edition of 50

$600

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For this work, experimental photographer Walead Beshty followed Roy Stryker's method of editing and asked Wattis Institute director Jens Hoffmann to “kill” two of his photographs with large black circles. These two images of post offices in South Dakota and Florida highlight the economic disparity between the regions.

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