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An Island in the Moon.
Photographs by Jordan Sullivan.
Ampersand Editions, USA, 2015. 196 pp., 279 plates, 6x9".
 
Selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by:
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First edition of 250.

"Form is emptiness and emptiness is form," writes Peter Matthiessen in The Snow Leopard, a classic account of a journey through the Himalayas in search of something that ultimately proves elusive. Citing these words as a point of inspiration, artist and writer Jordan Sullivan presents here a collection of photographs and collages that reads as much like a series of short narrative sequences as it does a book of photography. The photographs, printed in muted tones, evoke emotional states of longing and wonder, yet the relationships between one woman to another and the settings in which they reside remain undeclared. The collages, too, made up of fragmented landscapes and torn book pages, resemble something forming or coming into being. Sequenced and designed by the artist, the book itself alludes to Sullivan's large photographic installations through which the collective message of the work changes with each hanging, or, in this case, with how one chooses to engage the book, making for an exploration of beauty and decay that places the reader somewhere between memory and imagination. 

Jordan Sullivan is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles, California.  His photographs and prose have appeared in publications such as Dazed Digital, Dossier Journal, Twin Magazine, VICE, Third Coast, GUP, Art + Design (China), Secret Behavior, and ELLE. He was a finalist for the Third Coast Fiction Award and the Grand Prix de la Découverte/NoFound Prize for experimental photography. His work has been exhibited in solo and two-person exhibitions in Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, and Houston. His previous book, The Young Earth, published by Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, is a photo-illustrated novella. His collaborations with Ampersand include a group exhibition in 2014 and a solo presentation of An Island in the Moon in March, 2015.

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About the limited edition (The limited edition is sold out and is no longer available for order)
Housed in a custom clamshell box, this signed Deluxe Edition is limited to 15 copies and includes two signed risograph prints, two leaf skeletons and a signed copy of Caterina and other Flowers, a small booklet of collages by the artist. It also includes two small C-prints and an inkjet print on found paper that are randomly selected from the exhibition. 

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