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Recent Acquisitions

Yale University's Beinecke Special Collections Library has just acquired an additional 60 photographs for their collection. The acquisition included photographs from Second NatureGrowthIt Isn't Black-and-White, Remnants and a single large photograph captured in a clearcut in the Pacific Northwest. These prints bring their total holdings of my work to 160+ photographs.

The Do Good Fund has also acquired an additional 5 large photographs from What's Lost is Found. The collection now has 18 photographs from multiple projects.

The High Museum of Art has acquired 10 photographs from What's Lost is Found. The selection was curated by Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography.

Current Exhibitions

My work from Hale County Alabama, What's Lost is Found, is in a major traveling group show, Southbound: Photographs of and About the New South, at the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art. Curated by Mark Long and Mark Sloan, this show presents the work of fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. The exhibition will travel to the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, Power Plant Gallery at Duke University, Hunter Museum of American Art and LSU Museum of Art through 2021. A 380-page catalogue, public programming and film accompanies the exhibition.

Photographs from Pictures, a collaboration with Richard Benari, are now showing in “Recent Acquisitions: Photography and Abstraction” at Bell Gallery at Brown University. “How does one move towards pure form—the visible divorced from any content—in a medium that is understood to have a direct relationship with the subjects it records? In the early twentieth century, modern artists began to embrace an abstract visual language of line, shape, space, color, and texture. Since then, photographers have searched for the elusive answer to the question of how to create works that express emotions and ideas instead of the accurate depiction of reality natural to their medium.” The exhibition also includes works by Berenice Abbott, Tom Baril, Marilyn Bridges, Edward Burtynsky, Christiane Feser, Jed Fielding, Bill Jacobson, Dorothy Norman, Gabriel Martinez, Aaron Siskind, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. The show runs through May 26. 

New Edition: It Isn’t Black-and-White

My imprint, Vela Noche, has just published my third collaborative project with poet Kimiko Hahn, titled It Isn’t Black-and-White. The portfolio of 11 photographs was made in Arches National Park in Moab, Utah in 2007. In 2015, I asked Kimiko to respond to the black and white images, in a loose and conversational tone. The resulting text is expertly printed by Peter Kruty of Peter Kruty editions on semi-translucent Japanese abaca paper which acts as both an enclosure for the photographs and a layer from which the photographs and language communicate. The set includes 11 photographs, title sheet and signed and numbered colophon, and is offered in an edition of 5.  To view more information, visit Vela Noche.