Jason Fulford’s Favorite Book from 2021

The Stick by Justine Kurland.   Published by TIS Books.

The Stick is a deep & mysterious book about a daughter and her father. The images are rich w/ layered meanings, and the sequence is perfect. Overlapping motifs hold together the disparate elements and create a mood that is both calm and intense. The text at the back removes some of the mystery, so maybe sit with the images a while before you read it.

Jason Fulford is a photographer, editor, Guggenheim fellow, and co-founder of J&L Books. When not on the road, he lives in Brooklyn, NY and Scranton, PA.