"Fielding's human exploration of vision, perspective and vitality are captured by his acute detail to light and shadow, surface, and design, where documentary-style street photography meets portraiture."
(Jen Hazen The Chicagoist
"[Fielding's] images, silver gelatin prints, are beautifully and simply composed, often shot in bare courtyards and on plain backdrops, and many have a hauting feel to them. Blind children are an unusual subject to photograph, and the images that result are faintly worrying, often almost surreal, but also highly expressive."
(Robert Keeley Australian Photography
"Fielding's work achieves what only great art, and particularly great portraiture can: it launches and then complicates a process of identification across the barriers that separate us from each other. . . . This is a monograph of uncommon significance by an important American photographer."
About the Author
Jed Fielding is an award-winning photographer who studied with Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan at the Rhode Island School of Design, then earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has photographed extensively in Peru, Greece, Egypt, Spain, the United States, and Italy and has been photographing in Mexico for more than thirty years. Fielding’s photographs have been widely exhibited and are represented in numerous private and public collections. His first book, City of Secrets: Photographs of Naples by Jed Fielding, was published in 1997. Britt Salvesen is director and chief curator of the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson. Vince Aletti reviews photography exhibitions for the New Yorker’s “Goings on About Town” section and is currently an adjunct curator at the International Center of Photography, New York.