"[Sturges's] gelatin silver prints luxuriate in textures of sand, flesh, cloth, tide pools and gentle waves. . . . superbly printed, expressive in their modulations of light and joyful tonalities . . . the high mark of Sturges's work is its naturalness, its gentle attentions to the pleasure that can be found in life."--The Boston Globe
" . . . Sturges's people are grave, well-formed, and poetic. Best to think of his world as an inviting fiction: one phtographer's Eden, where a little knowledge doesn't get you expelled from the garden."--People magazine
About the Author
Elizabeth Beverly's ethnographic fieldwork focuses on women's culture among the Mandinko of rural Senegal. Her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in Ethos, Soundings, and Commonweal. Her most recent play, Kindred Minds, was performed in 1993 in Portland, Oregon.
A. D. Coleman is the author of The Grotesque in Photography, Light Readings, and two forthcoming collections of essays: Depth of Field and Critical Focus. Presently, he is the photography critic for the New York Observer; his columns appear regularly in Photo Metro, Juliet Art Magazine (Italy), and European Photography (Germany).