Self-Improvement: Stories Told Through Book Titles

January 4, 2012

By Conor Risch

© Kent Rogowski

The language of self-help books, and the way the titles of self-help books relate to each other, provide the structural underpinning for Kent Rogowski's series, "Everything I Wish I Could Be."

The impulse to improve one’s lot in life is central to photographer Kent Rogowski’s new fine-art project, “Everything I Wish I Could Be,” a series of still lifes he created by amassing, arranging and photographing hundreds of self-help books. Rogowski became interested in photographing self-help books as a way to consider “how people deal with moments of change in their...

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