Brian Ulrich
Stacks Image 4843
Indianapolis, IN (from Retail) 2004
Ultrachrome Inkjet Print
Collection of Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell
Brian Ulrich's series "Retail" comments on the rise and fall of consumerism in recent years. His images of slack-jawed shoppers wandering zombie-like in over-stocked stores in the 2000's foresaw the inevitable crash at the end of the decade. This image taken from the widow of a portrait photographer's shop shows a family happy to share their newest addition with the world.