Wood River Blue Pool is a monograph based heavily on Jo Ann Walters' Vanity + Consolation project. Walters has been working on this series since the 1980s, and the imagery has become a historical time capsule for a subset of American life spanning almost forty decades. Within is a project focusing on women. There are overwhelming moments of confidence and a distinct awareness of the passage of time. I feel that this set of books is one of the best of the year and should be viewed by all that love the power that photography brings.
Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is a photographer and publisher based in New York and London. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally. +Kris Graves Projects publishes books on current world issues including, but not limited to race, policy, social awareness, feminism, culture, and wealth.
Author portrait by Jesse Winters.