Individual Works

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Covit, Burt

Alliance, Nebraska #1, 2007

digital c-print

17 x 22 in. (43 x 56 cm)

Covit, Burt

Flyers, Montreal Saint Patrick Parade, 2003

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20 x 25 cm)

Covit, Burt

Fireworks, Calgary Stampede, 1988

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Covit, Burt

Monument Valley (Binoculars), 1996

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Covit, Burt

Boots, Cisco, Utah, 1996

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20 x 25 cm)

Covit, Burt

Dodger Stadium, 1979

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

Covit, Burt

Camondo Stairs, Istanbul, 1990

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)

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”.