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National Character Photographing American Character: John Sanderson

Posted on November 08, 2023 - By ChaShaMa
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National Character Photographing American Character: John Sanderson
National Character Photographing American Character: John Sanderson

ChaShaMa November 17 - December 14, 2023


Chashama presents ''National Character: Photographing American Character'' an exhibition of large format color photographs by John Sanderson to be exhibited at ChaShaMa 266 West 37th, from November 17th to December 14th, 2023 with an artist's reception Saturday, November 18th from 5-8pm. The exhibition will include a selection of ten framed photographs ranging in size from 40x50 to 8x10 inches. The prints are selected from his larger body of work exploring the United States of America.

John Sanderson is drawn to broad topographical subjects within the United States of America. It is there in the outdoors he feels most creative. His photographs reconcile American motives of impermanence, and expansion within the contemporary landscape. His projects include themes such as transportation, leisure, residence, industry, and decay. The influence of growing up in New York City's Midtown Manhattan underpins much of Sanderson's work which is rooted in a passion for architectural design. He captures photographs for each project with multiple large format film cameras as well as smaller digital cameras as needed for commercial clients. Sanderson's photographs have been featured in a variety of publications such as: PDN Magazine, Slate Magazine, BBC News, The Wall Street Journal, Lenscratch, and NBC News. Fallen Flags, and Railroad Landscapes have both been the subject of several solo and group exhibitions. In 2017, he published National Character, a Monthly Monograph Magazine, by Subjectively, Objective. John holds a BA in Political Science from Hunter College.

His work resides in a number of private and public collections including the Figge Museum of Art, MTA Metro North Railroad, New York Transit Museum, Center for Railroad Photography & Art, and the special collection libraries of the International Center of Photography, Amon Carter Museum, and UC Berkeley. Zatara Press published his Carbon County project in 2019, which originated with an artist residency at Brush Creek, Wyoming in 2015 and 2017. In 2022, the Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project commissioned Sanderson to photograph the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


John Sanderson

National Character © John Sanderson



John Sanderson

The Wall © John Sanderson



John Sanderson

Snowy Range Road © John Sanderson


John Sanderson
John Sanderson is drawn to broad topographical subjects within the United States of America. It is there in the outdoors where he feels most creative. His photographs reconcile American motives of impermanence, and expansion within the contemporary landscape. The influence of growing up in New York City’s Midtown Manhattan underpins much of Sanderson’s work which is rooted in a passion for architectural design. He captures photographs for each project with large format film cameras. Sanderson’s photographs have been featured in a variety of publications such as: PDN Magazine, Slate Magazine, BBC News, The Wall Street Journal, Lenscratch, and NBC News. Fallen Flags, and Railroad Landscapes have both been the subject of several solo and group exhibitions. In 2017, he published National Character, a Monthly Monograph Magazine, by Subjectively, Objective. Zatara Press published his Carbon County project in 2019, which originated with an artist residency at Brush Creek, Wyoming in 2015 and 2017. In 2022, the Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project commissioned Sanderson to photograph the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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John Sanderson

The Iron Triangle © John Sanderson



John Sanderson

Rainbow at Storage Unit © John Sanderson



John Sanderson

Mercer Mall and Church © John Sanderson



John Sanderson

Steel Mill and Houses © John Sanderson



John Sanderson

War Cemetery and Ruins © John Sanderson



John Sanderson

Field of Tractors, Greensboro, North Carolina © John Sanderson


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