From 23 to 30 November 2007 at the Sassoon Gallery
in South London present "Going by Greyhound", an exhibition of new photographic work by Oliver
Harrison and Daniel Price documenting their two month
odyssey through the United States of America using
the Greyhound Bus. In summer 2007 Oliver and Daniel travelled
together by Greyhound across the USA. It was
their intention to document, photographically,
the people they met and the places they
visited. The artists wanted to amass their own,
authentic experiences of America’s social
and physical landscapes, leaving any pre-
conceptions at home.
By travelling on the Greyhound National Bus Service the artists were able to meet with the eclectic mix of people that live in the United States of America. It also meant their journey from the east to west coasts could take an organic path; the route informed by suggestions from people they met and places happened upon. New York was the first and only pre–planned stop.
The photography of 'Going by Greyhound' offers a wealth of visual imagery and the combination of shooting from the hip and carefully considered compositions offer the viewer an energetic and richly textured perspective of America as they found it. The photographs show an opportunistic approach to the medium with both artists eager to document as much as possible and embrace this diverse land.
Oliver Harrison obtained a BA in Graphic Design from
Bath Spa University in 2006. He is currently working
as a freelance designer and photographer, recently
completing several commissions for Oxfam GB.
Daniel Price graduated with a BA in Graphic Design
from Camberwell College of Arts in 2006. He has
undertaken video commissions for London College of
Fashion and The Royal Shakespeare Company and is
currently pursuing further photography projects.