Photographs by Danielle Mericle
A-Jump Books, Ithaca, 2008. 56 pp., 29 color illustrations., 6x8½".
Signed copies available!
Danielle Mericle’s enigmatic new book of photographs
takes as its subject an elusive herd of albino deer
that roams a deactivated cold war-era army depot in
upstate New York. Through a compelling mix of
photographic empiricism and poetic
stream-of-consciousness, this book becomes a
reflection on our limited ability to access and engage
the political past through personal experience. Seneca
Ghosts, via its inability to fully articulate the
white deer (thus its failure as a useful document),
exudes instead the notion of linear history as mere illusion.