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Multiple Viewpoints: Photography by Ted Diamond


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Ted Diamond is a photographer originally from Long Island. Early in his career, Ted became interested in depictions of the American flag and the different ways that such images are presented, and how they resonate with different viewers. Ted’s photographs showcase America from multiple viewpoints.


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In our previous feature of Ted’s pop-culture Americana, we focused on the artist’s work with American flags. This time around I’m particularly drawn to the artist’s photographic landscapes – black and white and desolate, they present and image of the American Midwest that is almost jarringly contrasted against the kitsch of Diamond’s Americana photographs.


A screen capture of Ted Diamond's photography websitewww.teddiamond.com

 

I really appreciate the way that these photos function as a series – sprawling, grey expanses of farmland are photographed with a horizon line that’s consistently near-center, giving the impression of endless, meditative forward movement. Browsing this series on Ted’s art website is like taking a drive through the American Midwest.  


A photo of a field in IllinoisBloomington, IL


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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