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Artist Talk: American Framing Photographer Chris Strong

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Join us for a virtual artist talk with American Framing photographer Chris Strong, who will discuss the processes and stories behind his work for the exhibition. Strong is best known for his work with now-famous Chicago band American Football. The iconic cover image of the band’s first record, a suburban home clad in white vinyl siding shot against an eerie blue-green sky, is emblematic of Strong’s formal sensibility and interest in middle-American architecture. For his American Framing photographs, Strong spent weeks with union workers and day laborers working on wood-framed homes to faithfully document the labor and techniques that underlie the creation of America’s suburbs.


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