Ron Jude: A Handful of Sand: Photography and the Narrative Impulse

Ron Jude

Ithaca College professor Ron Jude during his lecture in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP

Ron Jude was born in Los Angeles in 1965, grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and currently lives in Upstate New York, where he teaches photography at Ithaca College. His recent focus on the landscape represents an attempt to reconcile the descriptive power of photography with the uncertainty of looking.

His photographs have been exhibited at venues such as The Photographers' Gallery (London), Daugeu Cultural Center (Daugeu, South Korea), Proekt_Fabrika (Moscow), and the Aperture Foundation (New York City). Jude is the cofounder of A-Jump Books and the author of eight books, including Lick Creek Line, which was published by MACK in April 2012 and was named one of the best books of the year by FOAM, PDN, Gerry Badger, and Alec Soth, among others. His forthcoming book, Lago, will be published by MACK in 2015. An overview of his three semiautobiographical Idaho projects (Alpine Star, Emmett, and Lick Creek Line) were recently exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Jude is represented by Gallery Luisotti in Santa Monica.

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