Eadweard r. York (b. Omaha, Nebraska - Twentieth Century) (Resides: Laguna Beach, Tokyo) is an American-born photographer, artist and visionary most noted for his compelling, iconic images of a society on the verge of destruction.
Eadweard has constantly pushed the boundaries of conceptual, avant-garde art as an infamous, underground outsider whose distinctive, surreal, pop-punk-dada style is easily recognizable, very powerful, and quite visionary. Eadweard’s legendary art, public-reaction performances, and installations have been quite influential, sometimes confrontational, always at the forefront in the art world.
His powerful street photographs documenting the disenfranchised are in stark contrast to the numerous celebrities, bands, musicians and models who have appeared in front his lens, but whether affluent or impoverished, the images are stripped of all pretense and not easily erased from the mind - the work of one keenly aware of the essence of his subject matter.
Eadweard has shot portraits of the following:
Nobuyoshi Araki, Henry Rollins – “Black Flag,” Laurie Anderson, Mike Ness – “Social Distortion,” Crispin Glover, David Wojnarowicz, John Lee Hooker, Janis Ian, Gerard Malanga, Allen Ginsberg, Buddy Miles, Bo Diddley, Stiv Bators - “Dead Boys,” Kim Salmon – “The Scientists,” Jesus Lizard, Smashing Pumpkins, Alien Sex Fiend, Local H, Pond, Bahrdou Zoohaus, Beat Happening, GG Allen, Roger Williams, Gus Van Sant, Bud Yorkin, Vic Chesnutt, Material Issue, Iyeoka Okoawo, Du Pingrang, Peter Himmelman, Ruth Truth, Mark Pauline, SRL - Survival Research Laboratories, Jayson Fann, Chester Stark, Lari Love aka Lodon James, Teppei Kaneuji, Catherin Carlin, Alexi Lalas, No Hero’s, Claudio Renya, Holly McPeak, Jeff Nygaard, Les Brown and the Band of Renowned, Alice Wheeler, Arlen Lazaroff, Mousetrap, Pain Teens, Marianne Faithful, and Gary Lee Boas, amongst many others.
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Eadweard's work / articles / reviews / interviews have appeared in publications / Broadcast including:
Spin, Rolling Stone, MTV, Plazm, Zero Hour, Arena, The Rocket - Seattle, Art Papers Magazine, Venice Magazine, Harpers, Art Review, Emigre, The Reader - Omaha, The Seattle Times, ART RAG, Coagula, The Folk Art Messenger, Creative Loafing, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, City on a Hill Press, The Orange County Register, The Sunday Omaha World Herald, Omaha World Herald, Metropolitan Newspaper - Omaha, Statepaper - Nebraska, The Midlands Business Journal, Focus Magazine, The Gateway Newspaper - Omaha, The Oregonian Newspaper, Main Antique Digest Arts, ArtSlant, Enform Magazine, Seattle Post Intelligence, ArtinAsia .com, ArtBreak, Contemporary Art Dialogue, The Magazine of and for the Arts - Los Angeles, IMA Living with Photography, Downtowner Magazine, VERSUS - Vanderbilt University, High Performance Magazine, Reflex Magazine, American Art Review, RayGun Magazine, ABC NEWS - Omaha, The About Town TV Show - Portland, KIRO NEWS - Seattle, KIRO NEWS - Seattle, KETV 3 - Omaha, ABC 7 - Omaha, KMTV 3 - Omaha, NE to name a few.
“AmerWrecka - In all this madness, I've seen untold beauty." - FOIL Publishing Tokyo, Japan - March 2016 Release
“Passing in the Outsider Lane” - Journey Editions / Charles Tuttle
“Scherzkopf” - Chaoticzoohaus Publishing
“Surreal Subconscious Dementia Paintings” - Chaoticzoohaus Publishing
“China TV” - Chaoticzoohaus Publishing