Ellis Island: Echoes from a Nation's Past by Shirley Burden, Charles Hagen, Robert Twombly
A celebration of photography as well as a document of the place, Ellis Island contains images by such well-known photographers as Jerry Uelsmann and Emmet Gowin. Filled with dozens of family portraits and both historic and contemporary documentary photos, the book resists the temptation for superficial flag-waving, instead providing a thoughtful and loving portrait of this sacred landmark in the American soul. -- Los Angeles Times Originally published to commemorate the reopening of Ellis Island to the public in 1990 after massive restoration, Ellis Island eloquently portrays the rich, multi-ethnic history of one of America's most significant immigration points.
Larry Fink has been the recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships and two NEA grants, and has had solo shows at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. He shows regularly in New York, Los Angeles and Paris, and his work appears in magazines including Vanity Fair, GQ and The New Yorker. He has taught at Bard College since 1988.