Jan Groover

How much craft does it take to make a picture; a career?

“Even though it sounds stupid and it sounds cold ‘Formalism is everything’

is not a bad thing to say.”

– Jan Groover –

Much discussion occurs among photographers about process and such. To my ear, this is akin to deciding which side of the toilet paper is better. In the end, it doesn’t matter. The object is a carrier.

technical prowess, I need to know as much as I need and no more

Jan
Jan Groover on technical

Jan Groover (April 24, 1943 – January 1, 2012) was an American photographer who spent the last years (1991->) of her life in Montpon-Menesterol, France, with her husband, painter Bruce Boice.

Jan Groover, profile

Groover was also the subject of a short film by photographer Tina Barney entitled (Jan Groover: Tilting at Space, 1994).

Short Bibliography:

  • Danese, Renato, ed. American Images. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979, pp. 140-49. 
  • Danoff,Michael I. Jan Groover: Color Photographs. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1980. 
  • Euclaire, Sally. The New Color Photography. New York: Abbeville, 1981, pp. 35—41, 58-67, 257-58.Danese, Renato, ed. American Images. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979, pp. 140-49. 
  • Green, Jonathan. American Photography. New York: Abrams, 1984, pp. 154—55, 222-23.Danese, Renato, ed. American Images. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979, pp. 140-49. 
  • Groover, Jan. The Attributes of Positions: Semantics of the Highway. New York: s and m, 1973.
  • Jan Groover: Photographs. Purchase, New York: Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase, 198
  • Groover, Jan. The Attributes of Positions: Semantics of the Highway. New York: s and m, 1973.
  • Sobieszek, Robert. Masterpieces of Photography from the George Eastman House Collections. New York: Abbeville, 1985, pp. 408-09, 440.

She is represented by Janet Borden Inc.

Books on the Moon

books are only in the way when you move.

much of photography is built for books, well, for print, the page. Have just gotten two Sarah Moon books. One old and one just new. signed number 91.

hard color and birds with one eye. Last century, I bought several one eye bird prints from an artist at the Mountain View wine and cheese fair. They came framed. After living on the walls for a couple years we moved. Left them behind in a dark box in the attic.

Now, Sarah Moon’s one eyed book has found us again. Signed in pencil.