Foreclosure, USA: The Great Recession

Thursday, February 04, 2010, 5:30 p.m.

Artists Gallery at Fort Mason

Inspired by the dust bowl photographs of the Great Depression, Kirk Crippens photographed the home foreclosure crisis of 2008 and 2009; Stockton, CA, an epicenter of the foreclosure crisis, became his subject. As the project neared completion, he made it a priority to find creative and timely ways to take the photographs to the people.

As part of preparations for a grant proposal, he partnered from various nonprofit institutions including the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, the Sierra Club, and the Museum of the African Diaspora; this exhibition is an outgrowth of that collaboration.

Image: Kirk Crippens, End, 2009; archival pigment photograph; 24 x 36 in.; photo: courtesy the artist