Clth, 13.5 x 9.5 in. / 88 pgs / 63 color.
Pub Date 2/29/2012
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 65
ISBN 9788862081962 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00
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Tria Giovan: Sand Sea Sky
The Beaches of Sagaponack
Essay by Carl Safina.
The ocean and the beach have always provided humankind with ready metaphors for the infinite. For New York photographer Tria Giovan, the beaches of Long Island inspired a fascinating attempt to comprehend their vastness and that of the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Known for her portraits of Cuban daily life (collected in Cuba: The Elusive Island) and her regular publication in magazines such as Aperture, Elle, Harpers and Vogue, Giovan has traveled all over the globe throughout her 25-year career, but here she has decided to stay close to home. Accumulating roughly 10,000 photographs of the undisturbed Sagaponack beaches on the eastern end of Long Island, Giovan charted the change of seasons and myriad shifts of light and atmosphere as the tides rose and receded each day. With a selection of 63 captivating prints and an accompanying essay by ecologist Carl Safina, Sand Sea Sky offers the photographer’s meditations on fragility, the vastness of nature and the inevitability of change. As Giovan also observes: “these photographs of this vulnerable landscape invite a thoughtful concern about the environmental preservation of special places that engage our capacity for wonder.”
Featured photograph is reproduced from Tria Giovan: Sand Sea Sky.
FROM THE BOOK
"The coast is an edgy place. It presents us with certain stark realities and wild, bare beauty. It’s a place of tide and tantrum. Continent confronts ocean. Weather intensifies. Land and shores enter tense negotiations with an ocean that gives much, but demands more. Each year the raw rim of this coast gets hammered and reshaped like molten bronze. This place roils with power, and a sometimes terrible loveliness. The coast remains youthful, daring, uncertain about tomorrow. The guessing, the risk; we’re all thrill-seekers here."
Carl Safina, excerpted from his essay, "Even More than Meets the Eye," reproduced in Sand Sea Sky.
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