Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Road Ends in Water.

Road Ends in Water. Photographs by Eliot Dudik. SAGA Publishing, 2010. 96 pp., 38 colour illustrations, 11x8½".

"Change is descending upon an otherwise quiet, unhurried, unobtrusive, place. The main highway, U.S. Route 17, that bisects South Carolina's 'lowcountry,' is being widened to accommodate commerce, tourists, and urban refugees. Not only are many homes, some historic, disappearing before the tracked blades of expansion, but also the newer, faster thoroughfare encourages greater disregard and obliviousness to the charm and culture the basin harbors.

This collection of images and thoughts is a tribute to, and an acknowledgment of, the respect the modest souls of this region, obscure from the mainstream, deserve for their tenacity, good humor, social commitment, and acceptance of the ebb and flow of the often incomprehensible vagaries of existence."

'Road Ends in Water' is a monograph by fine art photographer Eliot Dudik. Each book is numbered and signed by the artist.

Quote from publisher's description.

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