Photographs by Richard Misrach.
Blind Spot, 2011. 48 pp., 40 color illustrations, 13¼x12¾".
Signed copies available!
Blind Spot Series 02: 1991 — The Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath by Richard Misrach In October 1991, immediately following the catastrophic firestorm which struck the Oakland and Berkeley Hills, Richard Misrach (American, b. 1949), ventured into the fire zone with his 8 x 10-inch view camera. Misrach roamed the devastated area, recording both stark vistas and intimate details of destroyed homes. Out of respect for the victims of the fire—which killed twenty-five people, injured 150 others, and destroyed nearly three thousand homes-Misrach’s images have remained mostly unexhibited for the last twenty years. '1991' will be published on the 20th anniversary of the tragic fire, concurrent with the opening of simultaneous San Francisco Bay Area exhibitions at The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and The Oakland Museum of California.
Blind Spot Series is a new series of limited-run artist books. These small-format monographs present a suite of images from a single body of work. Series books are limited to 1,000 copies.
Read Antone Dolezal's photo-eye Blog post on 1991 here.