Pop Culture
Jan 12, 2010, 10:22AM

Photographing William S. Burroughs' sundry possessions

An interview with photographer Peter Ross. 

Photographs here.

Like estate sales or cat burglary, Peter Ross’s photographs of William Burroughs’s possessions provide a glimpse into the material world of someone we thought we knew. In the interview below, Ross explains how the pictures (see here for the complete collection) explore the myth of the man through a selection of weird, touching, and often unexpected possessions found in Burroughs’s windowless New York City apartment, preserved since his death in 1997.


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