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In Berlin, at the Kehrer Gallery, American photographers Nancy Baron and Pamela Littky are showing works from their respective series of photographs documenting the physical and social terrain of the American Desert. Baron’s work studies the midcentury modern environment and lifestyle of Palm Springs, while Littky’s work examines the harsh desert life in two Mojave Desert towns claiming to be The Gateway to Death Valley. A close look at these seemingly disparate, tight-knit communities of Death Valley and Palm Springs shows surprising similarities in their paths to The American Dream, rising from the desert sands.

Nancy Baron and Pamela Littky, American Desert Dreams
April 1 to May 6, 2017
Kehrer Gallery
Potsdamer Str. 100
10785 Berlin
Germany

http://www.kehrergalerie.com/

German associated publishing house Kehrer Verlag has also published two monographs each for Baron and Littky. Vacancy (2014) and Villa Bonita (2016) for Littky and The Good Life > Palm Springs (2014) and Palm Springs > The Good Life Goes On (2016) for Baron.

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Nancy Baron
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Pamela Littky

Los Angeles based photographer Pamela Littky has been producing iconic images of high profile personalities for over ten years. Spontaneous and disarming, intimate and unpretentious, her portraits capture well-known subjects in seemingly ...

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Nancy Baron, Palm Springs: The good life goes on

The dreamy Palm Springs vibe washes over the traveler at the first sight from land or air of the vast wind mill farm sprouting from the Southern California desert, surrounding the town like guards at the gate to paradise. Their whirling blades seem to clear the air, invoking a st...

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Los Angeles : Nancy Baron, Beautiful Trailer Town

Pioneers of the Palm Springs tiny home movement, embracing the less is best concept, are the focus of Los Angeles photographer Nancy Baron’s highly anticipated new exhibition Beautiful Trailer Town.

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Special Books: The Good Life: Palm Springs by Nancy Baron

For most people, Palm Springs evokes images of a resort town of exquisite homes, glittering swimming pools, lush palm trees, and stunning golf courses situated in the Southern California desert where the rich and famous go to relax and retire. For others, Palm Springs signifies a...

Festival
Palm Springs 2013: –Nancy Baron

While Southern California automobile drivers spend hours alone in their cars, motorcyclists have an immediate connection to their vehicles, the elements, and often to passersby…including those, like me, who aim their cameras at them. Because of my freeway phobia, I am always a...

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Pamela Littky, The Villa Bonita

Like many apartment buildings in Hollywood, the Villa Bonita was built during the film industry’s first heyday spanning the 1920s to the 1930s. Commissioned by Cecil B. DeMille, one of the founding fathers of American cinema, the iconic apartment tower provided accommodations f...

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Pamela Littky
The Gateway to Death Valley

In March of 2009, when America’s economic crash and housing crisis had peaked and the nation was still engaged in two long wars, Los Angeles based photographer Pamela Littky stumbled upon the small desert community of Baker, California on her way to a photo shoot in Las Veg...