Thursday, July 01, 2010

Twenty One Red-Crowned Cranes and One Black Crow.

Twenty One Red-Crowned Cranes and One Black Crow. (One Picture Book #27). Photographs by Camille Solyagua. Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2005. 16 pp., 11 duotone illustrations, 5½x7¼". Images from photo-eye.

One Picture Book is an ongoing series of limited edition artists' books published by Nazraeli Press, which I've previously written about here and here.

The artist is asked to create a book based on one image or series of connected images, from their previous work. The hardcover edition is limited to 500 and contains an original print by the artist.

'Twenty One Red-Crowned Cranes and One Black Crow' (One Picture Book #27) is Camille Solyagua forth book with Nazraeli Press. It's described as:

"Red-crowned cranes are considered to be sacred by the Japanese people. Once almost extinct, today approximately 2,000 of the rare birds remain in all of Eastern Asia.

Since 2002, Camille Solyagua has repeatedly traveled to the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido in mid-winter to pay homage and photograph the birds.

With grace and elegance she has produced a series of remarkable photographs, brought together here in her contribution to our One Picture Book series."

Quote part of publisher's description.

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