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Over a span of 6 years, artist Lauren Orchowski drove throughout North America documenting the Cold War-era rocket ship playgrounds with her 8 x 10 view camera. With photographs created in both black and white and color, the viewer is invited to contemplate Utopia, revisit their childhood, or question why they have not yet signed up for space camp. This collection of images is also accompanied by text offering insight to the evolution of the project.
In 2010 the book was awarded 2nd Runner Up in the Portfolio category of the Photography Book Now competition.
Lauren Orchowski utilizes the medium of photography as a platform for her drawings, works on paper, and dioramas. Creating images in both black and white and color, she has exhibited her work in the United States, Iceland, and Germany. She is a graduate of the School of Art at Arizona State University and holds a Master of Fine Arts in photography from Hunter College in New York City.