Synopses & Reviews
Detour is a provocative collection of black-and-white photographs about relationships—and the ambiguous desire, alienation, and memories that complicate them.
This first book by New York photographer Allen Frame, a well-known teacher of photography, constitutes a kind of private theater or personal cinema, with its procession of dark, intimate situations linked by recurring people and places. With scope and intense feeling, Frame’s images suggest an experience both haunted and expectant.
Allen Frame has had solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Budapest, and Zurich and has also been the curator of many shows of the work of emerging artists. He teaches at the International Center of Photography, the School of Visual Arts, the Pratt Institute, and the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. In 1990, with Nan Goldin and Frank Franca, he created the AIDS installation piece "Electric Blanket," which has toured throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is a contributing editor of Bomb magazine and has written articles for the New York Times and photographed for Die Zeit.
Claudia Steinberg lives in New York and writes for German Vogue, Die Zeit, Architektur und Wohnen, and the Kunstzeitung.
First book by New York photographer Allen Frame. A compilation of intimate social situations. 85 duotone photographs.
About the Author
Allen Frame is a highly respected artist, curator and educator in New YorkCity. In 1990 with Nan Goldin he created the 70-minute slide show about AIDS called Electric Blanket, which he and Frank Franca have continued to expand and tour internationally. He teaches photography at the International Center of Photography, School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute in New York. He has written articles for The New York Times and is a contributing editor for Bomb magazine.