In the Fifth World

In the Fifth World

by Adriel Heisey, Kenji Kawand
     
 
Two exceptional photographers with distinctly different ways of seeing combine their talents to create In the Fifth World: Portrait of the Navajo Nation. Aerial photographer Adriel Heisey takes flight to capture the magnificent landscapes that are home to the Navajo people. His images are paired with those of Japanese photojournalist Kenji Kawano, whose

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Two exceptional photographers with distinctly different ways of seeing combine their talents to create In the Fifth World: Portrait of the Navajo Nation. Aerial photographer Adriel Heisey takes flight to capture the magnificent landscapes that are home to the Navajo people. His images are paired with those of Japanese photojournalist Kenji Kawano, whose intimate and exuberant portraits celebrate the enduring character and spirit of the Diné—"the People." Former Navajo Nation Chairman Peterson Zah contributes a personal foreword.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Photographers Heisey (Under the Sun: A Sonoran Desert Odyssey) and Kawano (Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers) have both worked and lived with the Navajo people of Arizona and New Mexico. In this collection of eye-catching images, each contributes his unique vision. Heisey's color photos are mostly taken from the air, capturing the stark but beautiful landscape, as well as sheep camps, rodeos, and homes. Kawano, on the other hand, focuses on the people. His black-and-white portraits are of Navajo family members, usually taken two at a time. The book has been formatted to pair photographs by each artist on facing pages, so that a color landscape and a black-and-white portrait are viewed as a set. This method helps the reader develop a new appreciation for the Navajo and their way of life. In a short biographical essay, each photographer details his individual experience in the Navajo world, but the body of the book is the photography. Most suitable for regional collections. Gwen M. Gregory, Colorado Coll. Lib., Colorado Springs Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887896313
Publisher:
Rio Nuevo Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)

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