Nick Waplington (b.1965) is a British artist and photographer based in London and New York City. He is the recipient of numerous photographic prizes including the British and European Kodak Awards, and the ICP Young Photographer Award, 1993. Truth and Consequences is Waplington’s sixth book. Previous work has included his celebrated portrait of a family in Leeds, Living Room, and Safety in Numbers, in which he documented the West Coast youth cultures of the 1980s and 1990s.
“Truth or Consequences is a small New Mexican town that voted to change its name from Hot Springs to that of a celebrated radio quiz show in 1950. Waplington first visited this quirky town in 1993, having heard of the natural springs that well-up nearby. 50 rolls of film later, he conceived the idea of making an annual trip to the town and his first images formed the beginnings of an extended project. Waplington subtitled the book A Personal History of American Photography from the Last Century, and pays homage to such great figures of the genre as Edward Weston, William Eggleston, and Walker Evans.” Publisher’s Info
Nick Waplington: Truth or Consequences; publisher: Phaidon Press; hardcover : 192 pages; language: English; dimensions: 9 x 11,5 x 0,9 inches.