Photographs by Aline Diepois. Text by Thomas Gizolme.
Steidl Photography International, 2009. 104 pp., Illustrated throughout, 7½x9½".
A warm foul-smelling wind whips up the sand in this desolate land; dust lingers in the air, cloaking the strange landscape in a dull greyish veil. Farther on, there's a sign that says 'Dust Storm May Exist.' It's amazing to think that what's going on inside us at that exact moment is perfectly in synch with the earth on which we dwell.' Designers and photographers Aline Diépois and Thomas Gizolme, who live and work together in Paris, created Dust Book while exploring the southwestern U.S. Obeying the distinctly American urge to get in a car and keep moving west, they managed to escape the dust storms, to tell their story and to capture the rich, eccentric physical and psychic landscape of places like Tucson and Wilcox, Arizona, and Marfa, Texas, in this engagingly designed juxtaposition of image and text that is part travelogue, part artists' book.
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