A Clearing.  Photographs by Raymond Meeks.
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A Clearing.

Photographs by Raymond Meeks.
Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2008. 48 pp., 34 duotone plates., 12x17".

Signed copies available!
Publisher's Description

Out of Print. Both editions, Limited and Trade/Signed, are in Fine condition with Fine Dust Jackets. Priced to sell. 

The Limited Edition sells for as much as $755 online. Trade Signed for as much as $130. 

Edition of 500 signed copies, with a tipped-in gelatin silver print on the rear cover. 

Following up his richly emotive debut collection, Ray Meeks expands the range of his vision with equally stunning technique, suggesting visual rhymes between the sentient and the inanimate, between stratigraphic lines and telephone wires, between a bulldozer’s tread marks and a boy’s ribcage. Whereas his earlier book, Sound of Summer Running, invited us inward, into the expressive interiors of family and place, a Clearing presents us with a world that averts its face, a world we haven’t yet learned to read, where meaning still seems to be gathering itself, where verticality is a sign of defiance. Figures in the landscape appear so isolated, they take on mythic force. The sky is resistant as eyes turned back in a head. Meeks’s camera records the naked geological and human assertion of presence against the flattening insistence of time, erosion, and poverty. In a Clearing, the world speaks itself in a language of origins: stone and child and woman and man cry out from elemental silence, Look, I am here. The first printing of this gorgeously-produced artist’s book is limited to 500 numbered and signed copies, each with an original print on the back cover.

About the Limited Edition

Limited Edition of 25: Includes a signed, numbered, and titled gelatin silver print, housed in a clam-shell box. (Pictured below, click to enlarge)
Image Size: 6½x6 inches; Paper Size: 11x14 inches


Cat# TR286H Hardbound [Signed] $125.00 (978-1590051641)
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