Susan Lipper has been making photographs in Grapevine for over two decades, becoming a familiar member of a community which mixes rarely with the outside world. The Grapevine series says much about photography and its multiplicities. Susan Lipper has used the medium both to narrate the everyday life of an ‘ordinary’ and out-of-the-way place , and has rendered it extraordinary, constructing a diaristic narrative which is complicated, subtle and revealing. More than almost any photographer of her generation, Susan Lipper has used photography as a teller of stories, through intricate exercises in collaborative documentary.
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Published in Photoworks Issue 12, 2010
Commissioned by Photoworks