"Keri Pickett's work is an astounding and deeply observed testament to the healing power of men loving men. Her images are as strong and true as a summer's day. Faeries is a book about possibility, not predicament; a lovely invitation for everyone to stake a claim on whimsy, wonder, and simply being themselves."--Mark Thompson, author of Gay Spirit, Gay Body, and Gay Soul trilogy
"Keri Pickett's photographs aren't from a distant voyeuristic perspective--hers is the eye of a member of the family who reveals the sacred life of her dear subjects. This book is a documentation of a modern day Midsummer Night's Dream."--Amy Ray, Indigo Girls
"Pickett's photographs of men in skirts, in the buff or in flower wreaths are gentle and dignified.... There's a timelessness to the light, to the naked beautiful bodies, to the storybook costumes."--Duluth News-Tribune
"This collection of photographs and voices spins a tale of heart circles, rituals and trees, the cookhouse and cabin, the lake, river and lots of beautiful faerie nymphs who really know how to dress for dinner. The images and voices illuminate a place where people dare to explore a way of being for which the mainstream has no room."--Keri Pickett
About the Author
Keri Pickett was born in Charleston, South Carolina on June 4, 1959. She is a widely exhibited photographer who has published extensively in American Photo, the Village Voice, People, Life, Geo, the New York Times Magazine, and the Utne Reader, among others. Her previous book, Love in the 90s: B.B. and Jo, The Story of a Lifelong Love, A Granddaughter's Portrait (Warner Books, 1995), had a first printing of 150,000 copies. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including three McKnight Foundation Photography Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship, a Bush Foundation Fellowship, and support from the Jerome Foundation. Pickett is currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and visits the northern woods of Kawashaway at least once annually for a faerie recharge.