Jennifer Greenburg
  • Photographer Jennifer Greenburg has been working on The Rockabillies photo series for nearly a decade. It examines a unique American subculture and my relationship with it. The individuals portrayed are not actors, but rather contemporary participants of Rockabilly culture who have co-opted the looks and values of mid-twentieth century America.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • The Rockabillies are not interested in historical preservation from the point of re-enactment, yet they rarely stray from established archetypes.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • Greenburg recognizes that she can only capture that which she is allowed to capture. She has the ability to impose her own position on the image, and she does.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • What Greenburg's subjects reveal is always veiled; it is that veiling which creates an interesting photographic dialogue in which the work can exist.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • Greenburg's subjects pose, and are fully aware that they are being photographed; the ensembles and environments are found and accepted as is. Editing and shaping is done silently from behind the camera.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • The Rockabillies base themselves and their lifestyle on another generation as opposed to music, ethnicity, or station.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • In social settings, individuals keep to strict guidelines regarding dress and behavior that directly reflect values held by Americans in the 1950's
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • Greenburg has been working on this photo series for almost a decade. It is also available in book form.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • Vintage cars, clothes, and furniture are collected, often restored, and then used functionally for daily life.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • Greenburg does not believe that anyone can resist changing their mannerisms or body language in the presence of a camera, and her photographs acknowledge the relationship between photographer and subject.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • Education is rarely a topic of conversation within this community, and generally a much larger importance is placed on lifestyle than upon careers.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • Greenberg's photographs serve as records and monuments to an autonomous and unique way of life.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • Greenburg is uncertain why or how this phenomenon is taking place. Her initial discovery of this population was through her lifelong love of vintage clothing and music.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • It was with great surprise that Greenburg's interest uncovered an entire culture of people who love the things she loves, yet who also live their lives in such contrast to her own contemporary realities. She was seduced by the idea that one could ignore the harsh truths of modernity in lieu of an imagined romantic innocence attributed to the mid-20th century.
    Jennifer Greenburg
  • Greenburg immersed herself among this group of people as both a participant and as a voyeur for nearly a decade. Her photographs serve as records and monuments to an autonomous and unique way of life. See more at <a href="http://www.jennifergreenburg.com">jennifergreenburg.com</a>
    Jennifer Greenburg
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