powerHouse Books is pleased to announce the November 2022 release of

Photographs by Jessica Lange

New York City was empty in the first few days of the pandemic, but its bones have never been documented in such a manner before Jessica Lange’s masterful eye.

Acclaimed actor and photographer Jessica Lange embraced the onslaught of the pandemic and the initial lockdown in New York City in a remarkably intimate and engaging way: having been tempted to read French philosopher Guy Debord’s landmark text, Theory of the Dérive, she set out on any given day with no destination, no purpose in mind, and—by way of her camera lens—observed and engaged in what prompted her.

The results of these excursions of purposeful, intellectual drifting are gathered in Lange's third powerHouse Books volume, Dérive, at once her most audacious and most ambitious photography project to date: gloriously empty streets, mysteriously bustling with compositional energy; perfectly poised individuals, captured as if unwitting extras staged on set; vivid chiaroscuro, voluminous in a wide-pan tableau.

Jessica Lange is the 13th actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, having won two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, along with a Screen Actors Guild Award and five Golden Globe Awards.  She won an Emmy for her portrayal of Big Edie in HBO’s Grey Gardens; Critics Choice, Golden Globe, Dorian, and Emmy awards followed for American Horror Story; her first Tony for Lead Actress, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for the Broadway Revival Long Day’s Journey Into Night; an 8th Emmy for her portrayal of Joan Crawford in the miniseries Feud; and in 2019 she received her 10th Emmy nomination for her work in American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Lange is also a renowned photographer with four published books of photography, two published by powerHouse Books50 Photographs (2008), and Highway 61 (2019). Born in Minnesota, Lange currently resides in New York City.

A partial preview is available here: Dérive

Photography / Pandemic Shutdown / New York City Street Scenes
Hardcover, 11.25 x 11.375 inches, 104 pages
ISBN: 978-1-64823-022-6, $60.00 US / $80.00 CAN

High-res scans to your specification are available upon request; scanning from the book or lifting images from the mechanical file are strictly prohibited. Mandatory credit line: From Dérive by Jessica Lange, published by powerHouse Books.


Dérive is available to order now through our website and book retailers.

By Jessica Lange
Hardcover, ISBN 978-1-64823-022-6

Available for consumer purchase through our website.
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