death drive

Art, Photography

All photographs found under Texas on Doug Rickard’s online photographic archive, These Americans. 

Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 7.47.12 PM  Marc St. Gil, Leakey, Texas, USA from DOCUMERICA 1971-1977.

Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 7.47.29 PMMarc St. Gil, Leakey, Texas, USA from DOCUMERICA 1971-1977.

Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 7.47.48 PM Marc St. Gil, Leakey, Texas, USA from DOCUMERICA 1971-1977.

Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 7.48.44 PMMarc St. Gil, Leakey ,Texas, USA from DOCUMERICA 1971-1977.

Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 7.49.10 PM Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 7.49.16 PMBlair Pittman, Brewster,Texas,USA from DOCUMERICA 1971-1977.

Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 7.43.27 PMTexas-Mexico Border Crossing from TRAJAN DRIVE COLLECTION 1953.

Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 7.44.51 PMGertrude Fitzgerald, El Paso and Border Towns  from BORDER COLLECTION 1890-1920.

Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 7.45.32 PMMarc St. Gil, Leakey, Texas, November, 1972 from DOCUMERICA 1971-1977.

Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 7.45.52 PMMarc St. Gil, Leakey, Texas, USA from DOCUMERICA 1971-1977.

Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 7.46.40 PMBob Smith, Dallas, Texas, USA from DOCUMERICA 1971-1977.

 Might archival art emerge out of a similar sense of a failure in cultural memory,
of a default in productive traditions? For why else connect so feverishly if things
did not appear so frightfully disconnected in the first place?  – 
Hal Foster, An Archival Impulse.

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