Lines and Lineage book signing at Paris Photo on Saturday, 9 November

My Lines and Lineage book will be publicly released on Saturday, 9 November, 2019 at the Paris Photo fair. Starting at 2:00 pm, I will be signing books alongside historian Carrie Gibson, who contributed an essay to the book.

Booth SE-02, Radius Books
Paris Photo
Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris

The book takes aim at America’s collective amnesia of history. The work addresses the missing photographic record of the period when Mexico ruled what we now know as the American West. To visualize the people and places from the remarkable yet unseen Mexican era, I chose to photograph the region with glass plates and a 19th-century wooden camera. Portraits of direct descendants of early inhabitants of the West—mestizo, Afro-Latin, indigenous, Crypto-Jewish—are paired in diptychs with photographs of landscapes along the original border and architecture from the Mexican period. The book also includes historic maps and essays.

You can read the following text excerpts from the book:

excerpt #1, the Steinbeck epigraph
excerpt #2, the dark history of California’s Bear Flag
excerpt #3, Liz Wallace tells of bounties put on the heads of natives

The work was profiled by The New York Times, in Photograph Magazine, and in HyperAllergic.

Published by Radius Books in 2019. 136 pages with duotone photos. All text in Spanish and English. Four covers available. ISBN: 9781942185628

If you are unable to attend the book signing, some signed copies are available for order directly from Radius Books.

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