USA, California, 1968

Dennis Stock was a photographer who managed to evoke the spirit of America through his work, which included iconic portraits of Hollywood stars, most notably James Dean. Stock generated a book or an exhibition almost every year since the 1950s. He taught numerous workshops and exhibited his work widely in France, Germany, Italy, the United States and Japan. He worked as a writer, director and producer for television and film, and his photographs have been acquired by most major museum collections. He served as president of Magnum's film and new media division in 1969 and 1970.

As part of the Magnum at 70, Series 1 collection, Sedition presents a digital edition of a 1968 black and white photographic work by Stock. Taken along the San Diego coastline in California, USA, the work, shows cars driving on a road. The arrangement of cars, sea and sand is a masterpiece in image composition, with each element of the image functioning both as document of something existing and as starting point for new connections and comparisons (the sea, for instance, becomes the sky).

The work is included as part of the Magnum at 70 partnership between Magnum Photos and Sedition. Then collection celebrates 70 years of the world renowned photography collective. Collections of iconic photographic and video works by artists represented by Magnum Photos will be released as digital editions on Sedition as part of an international programme throughout 2017.


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