Seneca Ghosts. By Danielle Mericle. A-Jump Books, 2008. 56 pp., illustrated throughout, 6x8,5". Edition of 500 copies. Images from here.
"Danielle Mericle’s enigmatic new book of photographs takes as its subject an elusive herd of white deer that roams a deactivated cold war-era army depot in upstate New York.
Through a compelling mix of photographic empiricism and poetic stream-of-consciousness, this book becomes a reflection on our limited ability to access and engage the political past through personal experience.
'Seneca Ghosts', via its inability to fully articulate the white deer (thus its failure as a useful document), exudes instead the notion of linear history as mere illusion."