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Chad Ress, Ballard v. Trinity Lacrosse

Chad Ress, Ballard v. Trinity Lacrosse

Chad Ress

Ballard v. Trinity Lacrosse,
Louisville, Kentucky, 2012
From the Common Ground – Seeking Community in America series
Website – ChadRess.com

Chad Ress, born in Kentucky, currently lives in Los Angeles. His imagery is landscape based with a focus on the social forces that shape these physical spaces. His project America Recovered – A Survery of the ARRA documents the stimulus bill of 2009 by combining his images with text provided by the government. It was accepted to Center / Review Santa Fe; awarded distinction by The Forward Thinking Museum; and recently published in both Time Magazine's Lightbox and The Wall Street Journal. Ress is currently a Katz fellow with Arizona State University and the Center for Social Cohesion, in conjunction with the New America Foundation. He is creating an archive of images documenting where Americans go, outside of work and home, to find a sense of community and connection to place.

Murray Ballard




The subject matter in Murray Ballard’s current project, The Prospect of Immortality, an investigation into cryonics, is incredibly fascinating. Ballard’s work about the technology used in preserving the dead – for possible revival in the future, starts off with a quote from The Impossible Dream by Charles Platt

“The dream of escaping mortality has tantalized humanity for thousands of years. It occurs in all primitive cultures and modern religions… Cleary, there is a natural human yearning to transcend the limits imposed on us by our physical form.” Charles Platt, The Impossible Dream

Murray Ballard is a documentary photographer based in Brighton, UK.

You can see more of Murray Ballard’s work at http://www.murrayballard.com/

Murray Ballard




The subject matter in Murray Ballard’s current project, The Prospect of Immortality, an investigation into cryonics, is incredibly fascinating. Ballard’s work about the technology used in preserving the dead – for possible revival in the future, starts off with a quote from The Impossible Dream by Charles Platt

“The dream of escaping mortality has tantalized humanity for thousands of years. It occurs in all primitive cultures and modern religions… Cleary, there is a natural human yearning to transcend the limits imposed on us by our physical form.” Charles Platt, The Impossible Dream

Murray Ballard is a documentary photographer based in Brighton, UK.

You can see more of Murray Ballard’s work at http://www.murrayballard.com/