Breakout Book of the Year: Christian Patterson’s Redheaded Peckerwood

November 13, 2012

By Conor Risch

© Christian Patterson/Courtesy MACK Books

In his highly acclaimed book Redheaded Peckerwood, Christian Patterson utilized different photographic styles and historical images and documents to create a psuedo-history of a killing spree.

Understanding how and why certain photographers and certain bodies of work manage to stick in our collective consciousness is a challenge in today’s what’s-next culture. Photographers now have more ways to get their work seen, but it’s also harder than ever to know what kind of exposure is most likely to help them achieve their goals. So what makes a...

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