New article by Miss Rosen
AnOther Magazine, 15 Jun 2023
While working on Swimmers, Larry Sultan began looking at his parents’ old home movies and collecting stills. After reviewing the frames, he noticed water formed both motif and metaphor, and from this revelation, the series Pictures from Home began to take shape. Although Swimmers continued until 1982, the work went largely unseen until Kelly Sultan happened upon that small box of proofs one day while reorganising the archive.
Swimmers, like Evidence and Pictures From Home, is an extension of Sultan’s philosophical approach, which demanded that he liberate himself from all existing tropes.
Swimmers by Larry Sultan is published by Mack Books
and out now!