Taken From Memory is the result of a 25-year long-time project by American photographer Sheron Rupp (b. 1943 in Mansfield, Ohio). Searching for connections to her own biographical past, Rupp took these photographs in rural America looking to find a piece of someone else’s life to give her a sense of »belonging.« Personal in nature, these photographs offer a stirring glimpse into the life in the commonly disregarded rural areas and small towns between the bustling metropolises of the East and West Coast. Without pretense or irony, without assertation or judgment, Rupp’s impressions from the past also work as a commentary on today’s US society.
Rupp’s awarded work has been widely published and exhibited, and is part of the collections of the New York MoMA, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and many others.