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Protest Photography on 12/3/08 --Richard Misrach & Environmental Awareness

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As interesting and provocative as the cultural geography might be, the desert may serve as the backdrop for the problematic relationship between man and the environment. The human struggle, the successes and failures, the use and abuse, both noble and foolish, are readily apparent in the desert. Symbols and relationships seem to arise that stand for the human condition itself....We must maintain constant vigilance, to protect the world from ourselves, and to embrace the world as it exists. --Richard Misrach, Desert Cantos (University of New Mexico Press, 1987)

Four pictures from the artists' 1999 "Battleground Points" series of works:


Battleground Point #1



Battleground Point #7



Battleground Point #20


Battleground Point #41





 (Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, Pace/MacGill Gallery, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, and artnet's Artist Works Catalogues.)


I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)

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First thinking of all that sand and rock shrivels ... by Margaret Bassett on Wednesday, Dec 3, 2008 at 12:06:04 PM
There's more to come, fairly soon, from Richar... by GLloyd Rowsey on Wednesday, Dec 3, 2008 at 12:38:48 PM invisible to the eye." -- from "Th... by martinweiss on Wednesday, Dec 3, 2008 at 3:04:24 PM
I think - I'm not sure but I think - these fou... by GLloyd Rowsey on Thursday, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:03:25 AM