Photographs by Lauren Henkin.
Vela Noche Press, 2010. 56 pp., 39 original archival ultrachrome prints, 9½x13".
Displaced is a deeply personal handmade book about finding external beauty
in the midst of intense internal crisis. Landscape photographer Lauren
Henkin has created an introspective book which resides at the zenith of
craftsmanship, and one which describes a hunger for inspiration during the
breakup of her marriage.
Printed on archival paper and hand-bound by renowned bookbinder John
DeMerritt, Displaced presents two photographic portfolios in black-and-white,
derived from solitary departures in the U.S. and Nova Scotia. Any artist who has
struggled with loneliness, with despair, with questions about self-worth
will find hope here. The book is evidence that for artists, the act of perceiving
beauty, and then carrying that perception forward as a work of art, is perhaps
the most dependable and profound romance an artist will know. Steve Woodall,
Director of the Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College, calls Displaced
'a profound meditation on loss and renewal, and what endures.”
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