Detour is a provocative collection of black-and-white photographs about relationships—and the ambiguous desire, alienation, and memories that complicate them.
This first book by New York photographer Allen Frame, a well-known teacher of photography, constitutes a kind of private theater or personal cinema, with its procession of dark, intimate situations linked by recurring people and places. With scope and intense feeling, Frame’s images suggest an experience both haunted and expectant.
Allen Frame has had solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Budapest, and Zurich and has also been the curator of many shows of the work of emerging artists. He teaches at the International Center of Photography, the School of Visual Arts, the Pratt Institute, and the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. In 1990, with Nan Goldin and Frank Franca, he created the AIDS installation piece “Electric Blanket,” which has toured throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is a contributing editor of Bomb magazine and has written articles for the New York Times and photographed for Die Zeit.
Claudia Steinberg lives in New York and writes for German Vogue, Die Zeit, Architektur und Wohnen, and the Kunstzeitung.