From School Library Journal
For more than 30 years, Connor has traveled the world and photographed surreal landscapes and exotic structures in India, Indonesia, Turkey, Cambodia, Egypt, Tibet, and the American Southwest. More than 140 of these images are included in this oversized picture book, which accompanies a touring exhibition. Made with a large-format camera and vintage printing techniques, Connor's work evokes an ethereal, spiritual quality. The power and complexity of her images are the topic of a transcribed conversation with legendary Emmet Gowin, Robert Adams, and Connor herself. This conversation is a valuable collection of insights about Connor's influences as well as her place within the larger canon of fine art photography. Presently, Connor is professor of art at the San Francisco Art Institute. For part of her long career, Connor worked extensively with printing antique astronomical photographs as noted in the featured critical essay by William L. Fox. Her earlier works include On the Music of the Spheres: Photographs by Linda Connor, Poems by Charles Simic
(1996) and Solos: Photographs by Linda Connor
(1979). Recommended for all collections.—Shauna Frischkorn, Millersville Univ., PA
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