Publisher: West Hollywood, California: St. Ann's Press, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112715
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Almond. Hardcover. Fine red Japanese cloth with black and white plate tipped-in front cover, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Joan Almond. Introduction by Karen Sinsheimer. Essay by Roberto Tejada. Includes a list of plates with descriptions, exhibition history and bibliography. Designed by Paul McMenamin, Spine. 128 pp., with 59 tritone plates (to replicate the platinum printing process that Joan Almond uses to make her prints), beautifully printed on 150 GSM Gardapat Bulky fine paper by Amilcare Pizzi, Milan. 11-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 1500 hardbound unnumbered copies.
From the publisher: "The origins of [Almond's] interest in photography are unclear, but once she mastered camera technique sufficient to become a photojournalist for the local newspaper, she started the journey that has led to this remarkable book. Her self-generated pursuit has taken her to Morocco, Algeria, and the walled city of Jerusalem, Egypt, Thailand and India over the past two decades. Joan Almond's approach to her subjects is respectful, unhurried, and unobtrusive. Her photographs reflect the timeless rhythms, rituals and structures which have sustained societies for millennia, but which are also disappearing."