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“N.A.” by White Press (2013)

Edition of 200, numbered and signed, handmade embrossed black hardcover with white pigment inlay, high end digital printing with extra black on Munken Lynxs design paper. “Doing a second book is harder than the first and Doug has done it. Different from “A New American Picture” but related — more obviously edgy yet more lyrical. […]

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VICE: Doug Rickard Documents America Through Recreated Snippets of YouTube Videos

Photographer Doug Rickard is probably most famous for his series A New American Picture, in which he recreated images from Google Street View, resulting in a startlingly portrayal of the overlooked, often bleak, backroads of our American landscape. His latest project, N.A., follows a similar theme—Rickard spent hours trawling amateur videos in the depths of […]

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INTERNET GOTHIC and Transcendentalism in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

  INTERNET GOTHIC and Transcendentalism in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 In the preface of National Anthem Doug Rickard quotes Walt Whitman; in the coda he quotes Woodie Guthrie. Following the preface, an introductory text written by Annie Gårlid, remixes the lyrics of cell-phone rap videos from YouTube. Written […]

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TIME: “Explore the Dark Side of YouTube with Artist Doug Rickard”

  “I knew this work was going to be darker,” says the visual artist Doug Rickard. “As I started to dive into the footage, I realized that there was an extra motive for posting videos on YouTube, and often it was a rather dark motive in itself.” In 2012, Rickard presented his take on the […]

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W Magazine – “N.A.”

  CULTURE Doug Rickard: NA Like much of modern history, the Eric Garner decision will eventually be boiled down to a few memorable images—or in this case, unforgettable video footage taken by a bystander. The photographer Doug Rickard’s timely new book, N.A. (D.A.P.), is a catalogue of striking stills he took from hours of YouTube […]

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WALL STREET JOURNAL: “The Fine Art of Spying” (2013)

By Ellen Gamerman, Wall Street Journal, September 2013 With explosive disclosures about the long arm of the National Security Agency, the nation is engaged in an intense debate about privacy and spying. Now there is another snoop in town: the contemporary artist. Doug Rickard’s Surveillance Art Fine-art photographers are flocking to what some are calling […]