Photographs by Douglas Ljungkvist
Ocean Beach is more than a topographic study of a 1940’s New Jersey beach resort. With his graphic, color sensitive, and vernacular photographic voice, Douglas Ljungkvist produced a body of work depicting a unique place in the American landscape with strong yet quiet subtexts of time, memory, and identity. Between 2009 and 2012, Ljungkvist had portrayed more than 60 cottages in Ocean Beach. He felt the project was ready to publish. Then Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore and destroyed cottages that Ljungkvist had recently photographed.
Photographs copyright: Douglas Ljungkvist
Pubished by Kehrer Verlag, 2013