• Book

    Redheaded Peckerwood

  • 6

    Prairie Grass Leak

  • 7

    Falling Flowers

  • 2

    Day of Terror

  • 1

    Bloody Snow

  • 3

    Storm Cellar

  • 4

    House on Fire

  • 5

    Burned-Out Room

Christian Patterson: Redheaded Peckerwood

Posted by Liv Siddall,

In 1957, teenagers Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate murdered 11 people in a bloody, rebellious road trip. Years later, photographer Christian Patterson has interpreted these gruesome acts into a photo-book that combines archival images of the teenagers with his own photography which, throughout the book, narrates their murderous tale. Accompanied by texts by Karen Irvine and Luc Sante, this book is a perfect example of someone using photography theory and practice to inform on a fascinating emotional and factual level.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.