Coinciding with his exhibition opening at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 16 (a show that also is in conjunction with Brodie's show at Yossi Milo Gallery in NYC), Mike Brodie will have a book launch and signing of his new monograph, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, at Family Bookstore on Fairfax Avenue in West Los Angeles this Sunday, March 17. The book is publised by Twin Palms.
From Family: 'At 17 Mike Brodie hopped his first train close to his home in Pensacola, FL thinking he would visit a friend in Mobile, AL. Instead the train went in the opposite direction to Jacksonville, FL. Days later, Brodie rode the same train home, arriving back where he started. Nonetheless, it sparked something and Brodie began to wander across the U.S. by any means that were free - walking, hitchhiking and train hopping. Shortly after, Brodie found a Polaroid camera stuffed behind a carseat. With no training in photography and coke-bottle glasses, the instant camera was an opening for Brodie to document his experiences. As a way of staying in touch with his transient community, Brodie shared his pictures on various websites gaining the moniker The Polaroid Kidd. When the Polaroid film he used was discontinued, Brodie switched to 35mm film and a sturdy 1980s camera. Brodie spent years crisscrossing the U.S. amassing a collection, now appreciated as one of the most impressive archives of American travel photography."
The signing takes place on Sunday, March 17. Brodie will be signing books from 5 - 7pm. Pre-order the book with Family.