Same Dream Another Time | Photographs by Jay Wolke
Same Dream Another Time
Photographs by Jay Wolke
With texts by Jay Wolke and James McManus.
Kehrer Verlag, 2017, 136 pages: 83 color illustrations, 9.8” x 11.8”
Chicago-based photographer Jay Wolke has worked on various projects across his nearly 35-year career in photography. Always a fan of the book format for fully expressing the complexity of a topic, this book is no exception. Don't miss this addition to your collection.
When Jay Wolke made these photographs in the late 1980s and early 1990s, there were two major centers for gambling in the United States: Las Vegas, Nevada and Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was fascinated with the accentuated layers and intersections of people, artifice, architecture, and landscape, charged with expectation and aspiration. Wolke's images expose the symbols of desire alongside the realities of uncertainty and deception. The project has now become both a time capsule and an index of the contemporary, addressing larger themes that are every bit as meaningful today as they were thirty years ago.