Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Working from Memory.

Working from Memory. Collected Stories. Photographs and text by William Christenberry. Edited by Susanne Lange. Steidl, Gottingen, 2008. 112 pp., 50 color illustrations, 9x10".

"Working from Memory is a collection of stories by the renowned photographer, painter and sculptor William Christenberry.

Based on conversations with author and critic Susanne Lange, these stories elaborate the artist’s memories of the Deep South, in whose rich literary tradition they are steeped.

In a lyrical but lucid prose, they set personal experience against the backdrop of important political and cultural moments in the southern states, endowing that landscape with a vividness that will be familiar to fans of the artist’s photography. Christenberry’s own photographs accompany these tales."

See more images from this book here.

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