Beautiful Pig (limited edition of 100 copies, first edition)

Schonberger, Ben
Publisher: Self Published
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 75
Measurements: 25.50 x 35.50 cm

During an investigation of Detroit, I acquired a series of photographs from a retired Detroit Police officer, Marty Gaynor, whom I began to interview weekly over a course of two years. Among his thousands of photographs were images that he had taken of criminals, just moments before their arrest. By cataloguing, arranging, and interpreting his work, I gave it the parameters of an archive. I arranged Marty’s images to create documents in the format of a grid. Each grid was presented to Marty as a canvas for him to transcribe a narration for his images. I infiltrated and paired the grids with images I had taken during my investigation and interaction with Marty. My arrangements are designed to address the complexities of identity through narrative.

In stock