From the series New Deal Utopias
From the Photography Portfolio

Jason Reblando, American, born 1973. Printed by Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints, Philadelphia. Published by the Women's Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Printed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

2009; printed 2010

Pigment print

Image: 13 15/16 x 17 1/2 inches (35.4 x 44.5 cm) Sheet: 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of the Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2010

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Jason Reblando is a freelance multimedia photographer and video artist based in Chicago. He earned his MFA in photography from Columbia College in Chicago and a BA in sociology from Boston College. He has received several grants, awards, and fellowships, primarily for his documentary work. In addition, he has had numerous exhibitions in Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, and other major cities.

Underpass is from Reblando’s New Deal Utopias series, for which he photographed three Greenbelt planned communities built by the US government in the 1930s as utopian places for people to live and work. He was drawn to these them because they represent a much different attitude toward government and civil life than predominates in the United States today. He says, “I draw inspiration for my work from my curiosity about power structures and urban planning, in order to explore the complex relationship between humans, nature, and the built environment.”