In his latest publication by MACK, Roe Ethridge combines a series of personal documentary images taken in western Palm Beach County and surreal collage works, together with discarded images from a Chanel fashion shoot. The author’s narrative – largely inspired by David Lynch’s approach to film-making and pertaining to the “new school of synthetic photography” – aims to undermine the veracity, morality and ingrained materiality of American life through a clash of visual styles, histories and meanings.
Roe Ethridge was born in 1969 in Miami and is currently based in New York. His work has been extensively exhibited worldwide. He was shortlisted for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2011.
Roe Ethridge, Sacrifice Your Body 128 pp., € 45.00. MACK, 2014