Ricarda Roggan, an artist and passionate cineaste, frequently went to the cinema between 1994 and 1999 to photograph American films. She assigned her pictures to different categories: landscape, car, street, disaster, hotel. Her photos of America tell of a land of longing, of the hunger for images and the analogue possibilities of a pre-digital age as well as of the pleasure of watching explosions in half-empty cinemas at night. Kino shows a selection of her pictures shot on high-sensitivity 35 mm film. The book is published with the help of funding from the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.
Ricarda Roggan (b. 1972) lives and works in Leipzig. She teaches photography at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. Her Set Reset Exits Sediments (2011) and Apokryphen (2014) are published by Spector Books.