Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 113116
First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed to two important figures in contemporary photography (please inquire) by Caffery on the colophon page. Hardcover. Fine dark blue linen cloth, with title stamped in black on front cover and spine and photographically illustrated endpapers, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Debbie Fleming Caffery. 86 pp., with 64 tritone plates, beautifully printed on 200 gsm heavy fine paper by drukkerij Mart.Spruijy, Netherlands, from tritone separations made by Robert J. Hennessey. 12-1/8 x 10-1/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 3000 hardbound copies.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (stray surface marks, else Fine).
From the publisher: "Debbie Fleming Caffery's images can be seen as articles of faith. The relentless insistence of subject and symbol in these images is assuredly their greatest strength. This vigor results from a tension that can be both visual and emotional. In this marshy no-man's-land between description and illusion, her photographs serve as an able guide to truths that are better sensed than seen." -- John Lawrence.
"The subject matter of Debbie Fleming Caffery's new work shifts from the mysterious and hard life of the Louisiana sugar culture to that of foreign imagery. The style of her photography remains the same. Light is never allowed to blind us to the darkness of human existence and its inexorable limitations. But neither is darkness allowed to swallow the bitter sweet moments of disclosure. This is the absurd, the tension, always maintained in Caffery's photographs -- she has found the spiritual, together with its enemies." -- James R. Watson.