Taken From Memory to be published by Kehrer Verlag, late 2018 / early 2019
Taken From Memory is the result of a 25-year long-time project by the American photographer Sheron Rupp (b. 1943 in Mansfield, Ohio). Searching for connections to her own biographical past, Rupp took these photographs in rural America looking to find a piece of someone else's life to give her a sense of belonging. Personal in nature, these photographs offer a stirring glimpse into the life in the commonly disregarded rural areas and small towns between the bustling metropolises of the East and West Coasts. Without pretense or irony, without assertion or judgement, Rupp's impressions from the past also work as a commentary on today's US society.
Rupp's awarded work has been widely published and exhibited, and is part of the collections of the New York MoMA, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and many others.