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George Tice, whose photographs are nationally and internationally renowned, has long been fascinated with the urban landscape and its decay. As early as 1972, Tice explored this theme in his solo exhibition “Paterson, New Jersey”, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The next year, his photographic book “Paterson” was awarded the Grand Prix du Festival d’Arles. More than thirty years after completing this powerful series, Tice decided to revisit Paterson to continue his thought-provoking examination of this aging industrial city. Tice once again focused on the extraordinary beauty of the natural site of the city along with its ethnically diverse inhabitants, dilapidated architecture, and seedy commercial areas. This new portrait of Paterson reveals how the city has changed during the last three decades and once again demonstrates Tice’s impressive ability to transform a bleak cityscape into exquisite photographs of great aesthetic power.
Paterson II is published in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Newark Museum, September 10-December 10, 2006.