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Benjamin Schonberger

Ambassador Bridge, Detroit MI

2013, Digital inkjet print, 33"w x 24"h

During an investigation of Detroit, I acquired a series of photographs from a retired Detroit Police officer, Marty Gaynor, whom I began to interview weekly over a course of two years. Among his thousands of photographs were images that he had taken of criminals, just moments before their arrest. By cataloguing, arranging and interpreting his work, I gave it the parameters of an archive. I arranged Marty’s images to create documents in a grid format. Each grid was presented to Marty as a canvas for him to transcribe a narration for his images. I infiltrated and paired the grids with images I had taken during my investigation of Detroit and interaction with Marty. My arrangements are designed to address the complexities of identity through narrative.

Benjamin Schonberger - Ambassador Bridge, Detroit MI

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