“Errors of Possession” is a photobook about the land and people of the United States’ rural Northwest. It offers an ambiguous look into the lives of blue collar Americans and the ways in which agriculture, industry, and humans’ pursuit of a fabled American Dream have profoundly altered the country. All of the photos in this book were shot in and around small coastal, farming, and logging towns in Oregon and Washington, leading up to and shortly following the presidential election of 2016.
Garrett Grove (b.1982, USA) is an American photographer living and working in the Skagit Valley, Washington. He received his MFA in photography from the University of Hartford (2017) and a BA from Western Washington University (2005). Grove’s photographs have been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, most recently at Le Chateau d’Eau in Toulouse, France and the Aperture gallery in New York City. He is the recipient of the European 2018/19 Parallel Platform Initiative, is a selected artist for the 2019 Format festival in Derby, UK and is also a 2018 Critical Mass finalist. His first monograph, Errors of Possession, was published by Trespasser Books in late 2019.
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