Photographer Lewis Koch pays tribute to his friend and mentor Paul Vanderbilt in the fall 2014 cover story of Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine. Join Lewis for an informal gallery talk about the still-contemporary significance and implications of Vanderbilt’s work as a “recombinant photographer.”
This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition The Archive as a River: Paul Vanderbilt and Photography, developed in collaboration with the Wisconsin Historical Society's Archives Division. For more information, visit the exhibition page.
Image: Paul Vanderbilt, Sunrise in Fog (detail), 1961. Wauzeka, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Historical Society (WHI 10442).
Drawing upon aspects of photography, sculpture, assemblage, and text, Lewis Koch calls attention to the often unremarked elements of everyday life. Over the past thirty-five years, his work has been shown in garages, on kiosks and billboards as well as in museums and galleries, with solo exhibitions in New York, London, Brussels, Seoul, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles.