A recent exhibition at MOCA presented photographs from the Bill Owens’ book Suburbia, whose title says it all. The book was published in 1973 and was based on photojournalism done by Owens in the San Francisco area from 1968 – coincidentally 1970 was the year in which the American suburb was home to more Americans than either city or country. The photos in this collection are all about the icons: bungalows, station wagons, Tupperware parties, block parties and nuclear families.
More Bill Owens tomorrow.
Artist: Bill Owens