2.photoireland.org/mb/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Canal-District-San-Rafael-2006-Web.jpg” alt=”A Photo by Larry Sultan- Hispanic migrants in the fields walking” width=”610″ /> Canal District San Rafael, 2006 From the series Homeland, “Katherine Avenue” by Larry Sultan
Larry Sultan – “Homeland”
In his final body of work, completed shortly before he died last year, Larry Sultan photographed migrant Hispanic workers in the Bay Area of San Francisco, near where he lived. Often undocumented migrants, they gather at specific locations in the early morning – builders’ merchants, freeway off-ramps, etc – and stand around, hoping to be hired for the day. Larry would explain his purpose and hire them to act in his tableaux. Always set within a broader landscape, his Hispanic actors would occupy the margins of the American Dream, performing daily tasks outside the village, away from the homes, wandering in a homeland that excludes them.
Katherine Avenue’, by Larry Sultan, is published by Steidl, £45. The book accompanies an exhibition at Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany which runs until 22 August