Almost News: Press Photographs from the Collection of Jocko Weyland
Water Tower (Bismark, North Dakota, March, 1967, black and white photograph). From the exhibition Almost News: Press Photographs from the Collection of Jocko Weyland at KS Art. "...Chosen from the collection of artist and writer Jocko Weyland, the photographs in 'Almost News' reflect the expression of one person's sensibility in depictions of the weird, foolhardy, visionary and quietly heroic that make up the core of this archive. With their journeyman origins the images have an off-kilter appeal because they are decidedly not 'great' photos in the classic sense, featuring mostly forgotten people, actions and things. Optimistic and hopeful, full of failed inventions and crackpot ideas, they are straightforward reports that upon further examination prove to be awash in ambiguous subtlety."