Let the Sun Beheaded Be by Gregory Halpern. First edition (2020). First impression. Medium format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Let the Sun Beheaded Be
In this book, Halpern focuses on the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe, a French overseas region with a complicated and violent colonial history.
Renowned for his photographic meditations on place. Halpern presents a compelling portrait of Guadeloupe and also its inhabits, focusing on local histories and experiences. This book integrates life and death, nature and culture, and also beauty and decay. With enigmatic color images of the archipelago’s residents and lush landscape, as well as monuments related to the brutality of its past.
About Gregory Halpern
Gregory Halpern (b. 1977) is an acclaimed American photographer. He has focused his career on an exploration of the elusive, nascent notion of “Americanness”. As a result, he is celebrated for his pioneering photobooks. His most recent publications, ZZYZX and Omaha Sketchbook, are lyrical and also poetic explorations of place.
So, in 2014, Halpern was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As a result, the subsequent project, ZZYZX, was published as a photobook in 2016. It explores the landscape and people of Southern California. Named after an ‘unincorporated community’ in the Mojave desert. The project journeys from the eastern fringes of the state of California towards LA and also the Pacific. So, ZZYZX was awarded Photobook of the Year at the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards in 2016.
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