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Workshop Arts : Allen Wheatcroft : Björkvägen (Birch Road)


Workshop Arts releases the book Björkvägen (Birch Road). Allen Wheatcroft‘s images have been about the study of people through a street photography aesthetic and orientation. In this new body of work, Björkevägen (Birch Road), Wheatcroft is still exploring people and their influences and idiosyncrasies, but now through a study of place and environment.

While Wheatcroft has lived for 15 years on Chicago’s northside in the city’s historic Swedish neighborhood, during the pandemic he began spending summers in rural Sweden, in a small village along the Baltic Sea in eastern Sörmland. The colors bloom throughout the images he made there, and the tranquil and peaceful character he finds in the place is made apparent through the human-made structures and natural world he photographed.

Wheatcroft says, “The images in Björkevägen reflect a tension I feel in the real and imagined space between belonging and being an outsider, between trying to enter a place and finding it, or myself, recalcitrant, seeing a world apart even as I approach it.” —Allen Wheatcroft, Björkevägen (Birch Road)

“I felt like I was circling around someone else’s wondrous, magical dream, viewing from the outside a series of well-shaped, interlocking private worlds where intruders are neither welcomed nor barred.” —Allen Wheatcroft, Björkevägen (Birch Road)


Allen Wheatcroft : Björkevägen (Birch Road) – an outsider looks at Sweden in summer
Publisher Workshop Arts
Design: Caleb Cain Marcus, Luminosity Lab
Dimensions: 6.54 x 9.6 inches
Number of pages: 112
Binding: Swiss hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-959684-05-3
Euro 30

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