Individual Works

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Alliance, Nebraska #1, Burt Covit, 2007

Covit, Burt

Alliance, Nebraska #1, 2007

digital c-print

17 x 22 in. (43 x 56 cm)

Flyers, Montreal Saint Patrick Parade, Burt Covit, 2003

Covit, Burt

Flyers, Montreal Saint Patrick Parade, 2003

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20 x 25 cm)

Fireworks, Calgary Stampede, Burt Covit, 1988

Covit, Burt

Fireworks, Calgary Stampede, 1988

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Monument Valley (Binoculars), Burt Covit, 1996

Covit, Burt

Monument Valley (Binoculars), 1996

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Boots, Cisco, Utah, 1996

Covit, Burt

Boots, Cisco, Utah, 1996

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20 x 25 cm)

Dodger Stadium, Burt Covit, 1979

Covit, Burt

Dodger Stadium, 1979

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Camondo Stairs, Istanbul, Burt Covit, 1990

Covit, Burt

Camondo Stairs, Istanbul, 1990

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

South Dakota, Burt Covit, 2007

Covit, Burt

South Dakota, 2007

digital c-print

17 x 22 in. (43 x 56 cm)

"Burt Covit's photographs are full of totems and monoliths, not so much to American consumerism, as to the funny and sad business of America itself. Old weird America, where Cadillacs are planted like vegetable seeds and fortune tellers await easy marks with a late-night hunger for the sublime. In Covit's world, beer cans loom as large as Rushmore and majorettes float just above the crowd, because proportion is emotional and gravity is as uncanny as the land itself."
- Jonathan Goldstein

Burt Covit was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is a cinemagraphic and photographic technician. His love of cinematography and photography translates through his works, including his decade long project “American Beauties” documenting motorcycles and biker culture; “Far West: Rodeos and Endless Roads” and capturing images of Cadillac Ranch in 1974 as well as more recent work such as “Carhenge”.