Entrance to Our Valley by Jenia Fridlyand. Published by TIS Books.
Jenia Fridlyand’s Entrance to Our Valley was unquestionably my favorite release of the year. There’s no hook or overwrought concept, just a simple interior look into the everyday of the artist. Fridyland never takes too much, and a deep gratitude can be sensed in every single moment. From pictures to production, there is an undeniable patience and presence that can be felt throughout. It’s a book that I will cherish for a long time.
Matthew Genitempo is an American photographer and book publisher currently living and making work in Marfa, Texas.