New photographs mark the 50th anniversary of Learning from Las Vegas
Commissioned to mark this milestone, Baan’s photographs—on view at the American Academy in Rome, where Baan is the institution’s 2023 Richard Grubman and Caroline Mortimer Photographer in Residence—record his wandering eye as it traverses the landscapes of the twinned environments. Seen side by side, the eternal city and the instant city collapse together. Tourism has shaped these environments into recreational concourses. Baan visited Rome during a summer heat wave, capturing the bored, sweaty visitors gathered among the historical landmarks. In Las Vegas, he roved along the backsides of the Strip and throughout the casino and retail interiors.
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