The Calumet Region.
An American Place Photographs by Gary Cialdella.
Photographs by Gary Cialdella. Text by Gary Cialdella, Gregg Hertzlieb, and John Ruff.
University of Illinois Press, 2009. 120 pp., 95 duotone illustrations., 9x12".
Cialdella's black and white photographs of the Calumet Region offer an unforgettable portrait of a place that impresses with its strength and that moves us with the poignancy of its struggle. Photographer Larry Fink says that Cialdella 'brings his soft painterly eye into the politics of a sort of morality and provokes you to think beyond the forest, through the trees, into the banal and the oblique essence of decay.'
Read Tom Leininger's review of The Calumet Region in photo-eye Magazine.