Photographs by Eirik Johnson, text by Philip Levine and Rod Slemmons.
Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 2005. 80 pp., 34 four-color plates, 12x8".
Initially, Borderlands feels awkward in your hands, but the design
perfectly fits Johnson's full-bleed images, one per page-spread. An image of cold, wet river-stones wraps around
the outside of the book. Once opened, the viewer is confronted with tires mired in the sludge of a receding
tide; orange fabric, reminiscent of flames, flaps in the wind. A variety of wind-blown fabrics appear throughout
the book, like Tibetan prayer flags sending prayers out over a landscape that is passive to man's encroachment.
It was the wealth of content and overall design that made this book a unanimous staff favorite. MELANIE MCWHORTER
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