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Snowbound delivers what one hopes to see (but is harder to find these days) in an emerging photographer—knowledge of her medium, a rich and varied inner life, fearlessness in vision, and an in-depth study of her chosen subject.”—Carol McCusker

Photographs with the tranquility one might feel after a fresh snowfall.

Five winters long, the young American photographer Lisa M. Robinson took pictures in the snow. Snowbound shows landscapes in which everyday objects—alienated and sunken in snow—“civilize” the natural surroundings. Traces of human existence set accents in the white landscape, delimiting it and often popping up in an amusing or incongruous way. A lonely hammock, a trampoline, and a swimming pool are echoes of the summer past and of personal memories. But Robinson is not interested in showing the obvious; instead, she makes use of the many aggregate states of water—ice, snow, fog, and water—as metaphors for life and transience.

Lisa M. Robinson lives and works in New York. She was artist in residence at Light Work in Syracuse, New York; Curator’s Choice at the Houston Center of Photography Membership Exhibition; and among the top fifty photographers chosen by Critical Mass (Photolucida). Recently she received the L.C. Tiffany Grant for emerging artists. Snowbound will be exhibited at several institutions in the United States and Europe, and the book has been named Book of the Year 2008 by Light Work.

Mark Strand , born in 1934, is a poet, essayist, and translator. He received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783939583509
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,179,796
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

The photographer was artist in residence at Light Work, Syracuse, N.Y. in 2006, »Curator's Choice« at the Houston Center of Photography Membership Exhibition and among the Top 50 Photographers chosen by Critical Mass (Photolucida). Lisa M. Robinson's picture cycle Snowbound was presented in 2006 at several institutions in the USA and Europe. Recently she has received the Mark Strand, born 1934, is a poet, essayist, and translator. In 1981, Strand was elected a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters. He served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress during the 1990-1991 term. Strand has received numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship in 1987 and the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. Curated and organised over 100 exhibitions in Europe and the USA, many for the Fotografie Forum international in Frankfurt, Germany, where she has been chief curator since 1992. Invited as critic to festivals e.g. Houston Fotofest, USA; Rencontres in Arles, Photo Espana, Madrid, Rhubarb", Birmingham, England; Photolucida, Portand, Oregon.

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