an intriguing interview with an exemplary book maker - Gill is one of the best.
I watched Kristine perfect these prints at Light Work in July, and they’re magnificent.
first pics of the book from Heidelberg! I’ll have my share of copies in a few weeks. pre-orders are still available - these will be the only copies available in the states before next year.
If you’re in Amsterdam, you can catch the first copies at the Unseen Fair.
a life’s work. this is what it’s about. period.
Earlier this month marked the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
When I moved to Fairbanks in 2005, I devoured every written word that I could about this place. I yearned to find a voice that, somehow, would help me reconcile my own confliction and ignorance of the landscape.
The first words I read by John Haines - the author who would be come the voice I trusted most - was a short essay in a compilation called Arctic Refuge, Circle of Testimony. The book contains many successful essays, well-known authors, a few brilliant pieces in defense of the protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Among the essays is Haine’s succinct - single page - distillation of what so many others spent several pages rubbing against. The following is that piece..
"There must be, I feel, certain places on this planet that remain undisturbed, for what they are and what they represent in term’s of a society’s ultimate values. If we are to say, and demonstrate, that nothing finally is sacred, and that everything must remain open to exploration, then it seems to me that America must relinquish all claims to a moral leadership in this world. We do not govern simply through laws and by force, but by example - by what we reveal of our basic values in relation to Nature and a resident people."
- John Haines
Currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, in the show Phantoms in the Dirt. Up through October 5ht.
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I like what Daniel is up to - and his book is available for preorder at Fourteen-Nineteen.
The Last Road North hit the line today in Heidelberg. Much thanks to the Kehrer team.
sneak peak of the final TLRN book cover (pre-orders still available)
From where I stand now, there’s no certainty; nothing is fixed, everything changes. I think photography is a subjective act, one that relies on the descriptive nature of the real to give it its meaning. This is not too dissimilar to how history is written and how memory works – fragmentary, incomplete. For me borders are a manmade construct and through this construct an ideology is built around history and memory that leads people to identify or not with an idea of nation. This is particularly accentuated right now in the east of Europe, where histories are being reinterpreted. During my time in the Balkans and the Black Sea I began to see that every ‘side’ had their own perspective; each was telling their truth. So for me it was a question of a plurality of truths and realities. There are many layers of history, more questions than answers.“Still dancing: Vanessa Winship in conversation with Gemma Padley" in the British Journal of Photography. (via greatleapsideways)