Mark Ruwedel: Seventy-Two and One Half Miles Across Los Angeles
For this project, Mark Ruwedel travelled across Los Angeles between 2011-2014, following in the footsteps of friend and author Nigel Raab. His carefully planned route spanning 72.5 miles began at his house in Westchester and ended at the Metro station in San Bernardino; a route chosen to cross as many geographic, economic, political and cultural boundaries as possible. The views and sights we see here reflect several legacies: from Raab’s own journey, to that of LA photographer Ed Ruscha, whose photobooks provided an inspiration throughout the course of the project.
About the photographer:
Mark Ruwedel (born in 1954) is an American landscape photographer and educator. He has made work depicting evidence of human presence in remote, barren and desert regions of North America, predominantly in black and white.
His books include Westward the Course of Empire, depicting the remains of abandoned railway lines in the landscape of the western United States and Canada; and Message from the Exterior,abandoned and decaying houses in desert communities around Los Angeles.
21 x 25cm, 160 pages
Published by MACK in November 2020