ANNOUNCING A NEW PUBLICATION FROM PHOTO-EYE EDITIONS & ACCOMPANYING EXHIBITION BAOBAB – TREE OF GENERATIONS PHOTOGRAPHS BY ELAINE LING ABOUT THE PUBLICATION
PHOTO-EYE GALLERY is very proud to announce its fifth PHOTO-••EYE EDITIONS publication, Baobab: Tree of Generations by Elaine Ling,as well as a corresponding exhibition by the same title at our BOOKSTORE + PROJECT SPACE.
PHOTO-••EYE EDITIONS are exquisite handcrafted Limited Edition portfolios of contemporary photography contained in an engraved,anodized aluminum box and produced at PHOTO-EYE STUDIOS in Santa Fe, NM. The Baobab: Tree of Generations portfolio is published in an edition of 30 and contains 12 Archival Pigment Prints on Hahnemüle Paper, a title page, a plate list, an essay by Kevin Miller, Director, Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona, Florida and a colophon signed and numbered by the artist. http://www.photoeye.com/ling
ABOUT THE WORK
In Elaine Ling’s large-format black-and-white series, the artist set out across South Africa, Mali, and Madagascar to photograph one of the world’s most ancient living organisms: the Baobab tree. Able to grow to spectacular size in some of the most infertile soil, the Baobab provides for the community that surrounds it. Generations have depended upon the Baobab tree, which not only provides shelter but it is also a nutritious food source with its fruit and a renewable source for materials for textiles and shelter.
Ling’s use of 4×5 Polaroid Positive/Negative film serves to enhance the trees ancient and alien appearance, and the large-scale 30 x 40” archival pigment exhibition prints echo the scale and scope of the monumental Baobab