BARRY PHIPPS: BOOK RELEASE AT FILM SCENE
Join Iowa City based photographer Barry Phipps at Film Scene Theater for a lecture and slideshow of his new book of Iowa photographs, Between Gravity and What Cheer. When Phipps relocated to Iowa City from Chicago, he knew nothing of Iowa. In these photographs Phipps documents rural communities as they are now, without condescending or overemphasizing the decline of small town America. In addition to their startling attention to color and geometry, Phipps’s photos delight because they suggest an author who isn’t on intimate terms with his subject matter, but very much wants to be.
Barry Phipps is an Iowa City-based multimedia artist and professional photographer. He is the founder of an apparel company, a recording studio, and a record label. His latest album The Town was released on his own Tight Ship Records label.