In 2001, photographer Thomas Roma was given access to the addresses of the patients of William Carlos Williams - successful doctor and legendary poet in the 1940s and 50s. These addresses were plotted on a map, becoming the route that Roma travelled and recorded over the next five years, retracing Williams' footsteps from decades past. Dr Williams would travel from Rutherford, New Jersey to Paterson, New Jersey, stopping to attend to his patients en route. Roma's photographic re-treading of this journey is an immersive experience.
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(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
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Author Biography - Thomas Roma
Robert Coles is a physician and writer, who compiled and edited "The Doctor Stories of William Carlos Williams" (New Directions, 1984) and wrote "William Carlos Williams: The Knack of Survival in America "(Rutgers University Press, 1982). Thomas Roma, a two-time recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York. He is the author of five powerHouse titles: "Enduring Justice"; "Show & Tell"; "Sicilian Passage"; "In Prison Air," and last year's "On Three Pillars: Torah, Worship, and the Practice of Loving Kindness, The Synagogues of Brooklyn." He is also the author of "Sanctuary" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002), "Higher Ground "(Distributed Art Publishers Inc., 1999), "Sunset Park" (Smithsonian Books, 1998), "Found in Brooklyn "(W.W. Norton & Co., 1996), and "Come Sunday "(Museum of Modern Art/ Abrams, 1996). Director of Photography at Columbia University, Roma lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.