A Natural Order
Leaving the City Behind
It was in 2006 that Lucas Foglia (born 1983, New York State) loaded his photographic gear onto a camper and headed for the southeastern United States. For the next five years he documented people living ‘off the grid’—here meaning not only doing without modern utilities, but generally pursuing a self-sufficient way of life, free of reliance on commercial supply chains. The reasons why these people have turned their back on the city and embraced life in the wilds are many and varied: ranging from the religious to the economic. Nevertheless, many of them appear to access the Internet on a daily basis, using solar panels and car batteries for power. Marked by the contrast between beautiful landscapes and this unique lifestyle—which provides a symbolic commentary on contemporary society—Foglia’s work represents a powerful contribution to the American New Colour Photography tradition.
Lucas Foglia, Acorn with Possum Stew, Wildroots Homestead, North Carolina, 2006 Courtesy of galerie du jour agnès b, Paris © Lucas Foglia
524-1 Mototsuchimikado-cho, Shinmachi Higashi-iru, Kamichojamachi-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8006
Subway Karasuma Line “Imadegawa Station” exit 6
or “Marutamachi Station” 8 min. on foot from exit 2
Admission Fee：Adults, Students (University, High school students) 500 yen
※ Please wear socks when you enter.
Kodokan sells some for 200Yen at the entrance if needed.
© 2014 Naoyuki Ogino