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america rewind – hardly could a book’s title have any stronger political implications these days than french photographer emmanuel georges’s masterful new work (published at hatje cantz). in his pictures, whose composition and focus were crucially informed by a love for walker evans, georges realizes his long formulated love for the self-assuredness of the american people as well as his fascination with the country’s decaying core. taken during three extensive trips across the heartland between in 2010, 2011, and 2014 respectively, the photographs revel in color, yet ooze loneliness and despair of an immediacy that is impossible to evade.

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