Deanna Templeton’s Favorite Book from 2021

Sasuke by Masahisa Fukase.   Published by Atelier EXB.

This book is just wonderful. You might think it's just about cats but it's so much more. It's playful, yet quiet and very, very thoughtful. There is such a strong connection, a devotion, to what and how he photographed his cats (2 cats, 1 kitten) that I felt like I was getting to know the photographer through his photos. I just think the images in this book are so strong, and the book itself is like a work of art.

Deanna Templeton (b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Huntington Beach, California. She has published five books including Scratch My Name on your Arm (2010), The Swimming Pool (2016), The Moon Has Lost Her Memory (2017), Contemporary Suburbium (2017) and What She Said (2021). Templeton has had nine solo exhibitions as well as numerous group shows organized by Pier 24 Photography Museum in San Francisco, NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, Daelim Museum, South Korea, The Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, The Preus Museum, Norway, The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, The Museum Het Domein and The Schunk Museum, Netherlands. Templeton is represented by Gallery Fifty One in Antwerp, Belgium.