Intersections: Glen Park Rd., Butterfield, Illinois
A black and white photo of an intersection in a neighborhood. There is road in the foreground that goes off from the left into the distance. There is grass with large trees growing on either side with sidewalk and there are houses in the distance.
In the later years of his photography career, Douglas Gilbert found himself teaching at Wheaton College in Illinois between the years 1972 and 1982. During this time, he was exploring Chicago’s Western suburbs and in 1978 he released a collection of street intersections taken on a 35mm camera. These locations are overall mundane and insignificant, merely being no more than lines on a developers plan, but Gilbert shows contrast of materials and space in black and white to create something original out of ordinary.