Michael Berman’s Book Gila: Radical Visions/The Enduring Silence Available For Sale
Guggenheim Fellow landscape photographer Michael Berman’s newest book of photography,Gila: Radical Visions / The Enduring Silence is now available for sale. Call (575-538-8078), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop by the GRIP office at 305A North Cooper St. to get your copy. Books are available for $50 (retail price) and proceeds will benefit GRIP’s work to protect our land, air and water in southwestern New Mexico.
Berman’s black-and white photographs of the Gila Wilderness offer a wordless exploration into this complex and subtle landscape. For more than thirty years, he has explored the vast Gila, fascinated by the land and how people use and value it. He has wandered deep into the forest with his large-format camera, searching for the untrammeled and solitary ecosystems, allowing the Gila to reveal itself. The untouched specialness of the Gila is captured in Berman’s photographs and explored in fifteen essays by noted writers, natural historians, and environmentalists.
A former Guggenheim fellow and 2012 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts,Berman’s works have been exhibited throughout the country and are in numerous public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Amon Carter Museum. He lives in the Mimbres Valley, bordering the Gila Wilderness.
Essayists in Gila: Radical Visions / The Enduring Silence include Charles Bowden, Dave Foreman, Sharman Apt Russell, Philip Connors, Patrick Toomay, M.H. “Dutch’ Salmon, Victor Masayesva, Alejandro Muñoz, Martha Schumann Cooper, Mary Katherine Ray, Rex Johnson, Jorge Garcia, John Horning, Guy McPherson, and Mary Ann Redding.