John Gossage

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John Gossage

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John Gossage

Pan-American Union, Washington, DC 1974 (March)
Photograph
14 x 19 1/2 inches

Signed Lower Right

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John Gossage (born 1946)[1] is an American photographer, noted for his artist's books and other publications using his photographs to explore under-recognised elements of the urban environment such as abandoned tracts of land, debris and garbage, and graffiti, and themes of surveillance, memory and the relationship between architecture and power.

Gossage was born in Staten IslandNew York City in 1946 and at an early age became interested in photography, leaving school at 16 and taking private instruction from Lisette Model,[1] Alexey Brodovitch[1] and Bruce Davidson. He later moved to Washington, D.C. to study, and subsequently received a grant from the Washington Gallery of Modern Art which allowed him to remain in the city and refine his photographic technique. He has shown his photographs in solo and group exhibitions since 1963.

After a number of years with Nazraeli Press his usual publisher is now Loosestrife Editions and Steidl.

He has taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and curated several photographic exhibitions. He lives and works in Washington, D.C.