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Anasazi Tales

Image I am very pleased to announce the completion of our new chapbook: Anasazi Tales. A joint project with my wife Joan Gentry, the book contains eight Anasazi Ruin and Rock Art images from our Anasazi Project of over 20 years. Includes seven Poems by Ann Weiler Walka. Handmade, 9x8 inches, $40, contact contact Don.

Grasslands

ImageIt is difficult to imagine scenes more politically relevant at this very moment than these photos from America's great grasslands. The pivotal period for most of these places occurred in a time that is a close parallel to our own, so grasslands stand as living, breathing records of an age of upheaval, economic depression and well-meant policy gone wrong. That they persist is testimony to a unique American strength: an evolved and evolving commitment to conservation. Yet they are at the same time not so much a recollection of the past, as they are an exhortation of what we must do to honor this legacy.
—From the Introduction by Richard Manning.

Hardcover, 12 x 12, 72 pages, 47 duotone plates. $50

Signed copies available, contact Don.

 

Wheatcountry books

The land wears its furrows the way a lion wears the bars of a cage. The picture is the record of a hard lesson taught by an unforgiving landscape. Properly considered, such scenes can teach us our place in the creation. What could be more beautiful than a landscape larger than our ideas? What is more beautiful than a brutally honest face?
—From the Introduction by Richard Manning

Hardcover, 12 x 12, 72 pages, 40 duotone plates. $50

Signed copies available, contact Don.

 

You're Not Really Initiated Until Your Eyes are Redder than Your Lips

Red BookWhile Don Kirby was working on his Wheatcountry images he photographed a now-deserted schoolhouse and became fascinated by the generations of graffiti scrawled upon its walls. As is so often the case, some of the most meaningful comments in — and on — life are to found in places where they are not expected. Kirby's black-and-white photographs immortalize pearls of profundity that would more usually inspire removal than recording: the book's title, for example, or the equally delicious "There have been no dragons in my life, only spiders and girls...I could have coped with dragons."

Hardcover, 5 1/2 x 7 1/4, 16 pages, 7 duotone plates, 1 original print. $150.00 (Order from Nazraeli Press)

Limited to 500 numbered and signed copies.

 

The Anasazi Project

—Photographs by Don Kirby and Joan Gentry, Poems and Introduction by Ann Weiler Walka

Perhaps you will be lulled into the Pueblo perception of a world where everything is alive and connected and filled with spirit, including you... Sitting with Joan and Don's photographs spread on my old library table, I marvel at the way they capture this perception. Much as an x-ray goes beyond the skin to capture bone structure, their visual language reveals a world beneath the surface world, a ground truth of energy gathered temporarily into form. In shades of silver and ebony, lightening flashes on cresting sandstone, flames leap, the deluge descends. The play of light and shadow, the tracings of water and wind offer metaphors for spirit, metamorphosis, migration. The photographs imply all this and more.
—From the Introduction by Ann Weiler Walka

Hardcover, 12x13, 80 pages, 60 duotone plates. $60

Signed copies available, contact Don.

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