Photographs by Nathan Lyon. Poems by Marvin Bell.
Lodima Press, Ottsville, 2011. 56 pp., Illustrated throughout, 9x7".
Two distinguished and influential artists, photographer Nathan Lyons and poet Marvin Bell, who first met in 1955, have now collaborated to produce a highly original conversation between photographs and poems.
As Mr. Bell says in his introduction, “...the idea was that the photographs and poems would not be illustrations of one another. rather, each photograph would create a perimeter. each poem would look over its shoulder.”
Lyons is well known for his photographic sequences carrying sociopolitical overtones. Bell is the creator of a kaleidoscopic poetic form with a speaker who is “alive and dead at the same time.” in Whiteout, Lyons and Bell have created something powerful and unique.
About the Limited Edition
This Collector's Limited Edition is published in an edition of only 20 signed and numbered copies. It comes with this photograph by Nathan Lyons at a price of half of Lyons' regular print prices.