“The wide arms of Owen’s silver-tinted photographs stretch along the hills and ranches where he briefly lived (Ellsworth, Nebraska, population: 13). Every speck, cow, reservoir, and wheel track fascinates. His accompanying vignettes of the people and their history are largely undistilled from their first voices. This is a land you want to see through a lens, an experience you wouldn't understand looking out a window at 60 mph, or even standing next to a single shrub for a week.”—Sierra
“David Owen has beautifully captured the rhythms of the Nebraska Sandhills in his new book. His essays and photographs convey his affection and deep respect for the land and the people, and he captures the essence of this distinctive and magnificent American place.”—David J. Wishart, professor, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and editor of The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains
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About the Author
David Owen, a priest in the Episcopal Church, was born and raised in Ohio and now lives in Canton, Connecticut. He has photographed extensively in the American southwest and in Nepal.