RAISING FROGS FOR $ $ $
by Jason Fulford
96 pages / 9.25 x 11.5 in. . Hardcover
62 color photographs
A game, a series of essays, an abstract visual storybook...all of the above? The design of Jason Fulford's third photobook is rigid and deliberate, while its meaning is flexible. "The intention of this edit and layout," Fulford explains, "is to create as many relationships as possible between the pictures as well as the chapters. I like the idea of a meticulously planned-out event that remains unpredictable." The work in RAISING FROGS FOR $ $ $ was selected from his personal archive, taken between 1997 and 2005 in various countries.
Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of the non-profit, J&L Books. He has lectured at the California College of the Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Art, International Center of Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mass Art, P.S.1, Rhode Island School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Visual Arts, Wesleyan University and Yale University. He is also a contributing editor to Blind Spot magazine. Fulford’s photographs have been featured in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, Time, and on book jackets for Don Delillo, John Updike, Bertrand Russell, Jorge Luis Borges, Terry Eagleton, Ernest Hemingway and Richard Ford. Other monographs include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003) and The Mushroom Collector (2010). He lives in Scranton, PA.