66 color photos


Photographs by Timothy Hearsum
Photographs by Timothy Hearsum



Timothy Hearsum sees the world around him from the perspective of a visual anthropologist as well as a photographer. His many travels along the back roads, side streets, and alleyways inform much of the visual language portrayed in this collection of photographs.

Since the publication of his first book, Road Trips, Hearsum has continued to travel in “random meanders.” He doesn’t go out with a specific itinerary, idea, or theme in mind; rather, he engages with what he sees and feels. Over time, certain images begin to communicate with each other, even though they are made miles, days, or even years apart. Hearsum has discovered that these pairings that emerge tell a richer story. The result is Affinities, a multilayered exploration of the similarities as well as the contrasts he finds in his subjects.

Subjects: Photography

Contributor Bios
Timothy Hearsum has been a photographer for his entire career, receiving many awards and participating in numerous exhibitions. His work is in public and private collections including the Museums of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco; the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego; the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester; and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
Arthur Ollman became the founding director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California, in 1983. He served there for twenty-three years and curated more than one hundred exhibitions.