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Episode 2: Arthur Drooker

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Photographer Arthur Drooker explored the quirky world of convention-goers in his book Conventional Wisdom, and now he explores the quirky world of his own literary upbringing. Discussion ranges from coming-of-age classics like On the Road and Catcher in the Rye to Dickens, E.L. Doctorow, and ... Keith Richards?

Bio: Arthur Drooker has been an exhibited and published photographer since 1980.  Drooker imbues his photography with an understanding and appreciation of cultures past and present.

In Conventional Wisdom (Glitterati, 2016), Drooker's photographs and text reveal that no matter what they're about or who attends them, all conventions satisfy a basic human urge: the longing to belong. 

He is the author and photographer of American Ruins (Merrell, 2007), Lost Worlds: Ruins of the Americas (ACC, 2011), and Pie Town Revisited (UNM Press, 2015). His work has been the subject of a feature story on CBS Sunday Morning and has been exhibited at the Virginia Center for Architecture, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the Wichita Museum of Art, and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.

For more information about Arthur Drooker and to see a selection of his work, please visit: www.arthurdrooker.com

Arthur Drooker's eight books:

  1. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan 
  2. Life by Keith Richards 
  3. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 
  4. On the Road by Jack Kerouac 
  5. Burr and Lincoln by Gore Vidal
  6. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow 
  7. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 
  8. Season of the Witch by David Talbot