American Postcards documents the experiences and impressions of three European photographers in post 9/11 USA (2004 to 2005). It features photography and writing, in picture-postcard format, by London College of Communication (BA Photography) graduates Norman Wilcox (UK), Amanda Johansson (Sweden) and Ronan Haughton (Ireland). It also features the work of Art Kaligos (USA), a photography graduate of Parsons School of Design New York.
American Postcards also features exclusive writing by Peter D. Osborne, author of 'Travelling Light, travel and visual culture'.
"Then the police stop us. They’re friendly, they pose for Polaroids .... Art confesses that he would have preferred to have been handcuffed .... so his European pals could have had an Easy Rider experience." - Peter D. Osborne
I am a UK and India based freelance photographer and project manager with a focus on travel, people and culture. I have studied photography at New York’s Parsons School of Design, Dublin’s DIT and the UK’s London College of Printing. At these places I honed my practice under the tutelage of photographers such as Tom Hunter, Clare Strand, Colin Jarvie and Neil Selkirk. Since graduating from ual: London College of Communication in 2006, I have worked on photographic projects, publications, advocacy projects and exhibitions both independently and collaboratively.