Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rockfalls and Ponds.

Rockfalls and Ponds. Photographs by Jem Southman. Introduction by César Alierta Izuel. Foreword by Sérgio Mah. La Fabrica, 2011. 65 pp., illustrated throughout, 30x24cm. Images from here.

Book description:

"British photographer Jem Southam (born 1950) patiently observes the topographical changes at a single location, revisiting a site over months or even years.

Sometimes the recorded modifications are driven by man, as seen in his The Pond at Upton Pyne series, which charts a village pond as it is transformed by successive periods of neglect.

At other times, the transformations seem less steered by humankind, but still suggest a delicate balance between nature and man.

Southam’s acute sensitivity to place is well represented by this handsomely bound monograph."

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