Matthew Genitempo's favorite book from 2018
I spent much of my childhood on a cattle ranch, so after only a handful of pictures from Odette England's Dairy Character, I was taken. Dairy Character is a fearless and contemplative look back at England’s experience growing up on an Australian dairy farm. She inspects the logic of controlling the land and the animals and how this predominance seeps into her own identity. I admire her freedom to move from her own pictures to family polaroids and letters from home with such gentle ease and deep-rooted intensity. Her relationship with the place is a mysterious and complicated one, but her love remains throughout.
Matthew Genitempo is artist and publisher living and working in Marfa, Texas.