Salt River/Deadman Wash/Paradise Valley, Dec. 2007
Salt River/Deadman Wash/Paradise Valley, Dec.2007
Studio-made mammoth book, 19 pigment prints, custom box by John Demeritt
36.5 x 23 x 2 in.
Edition 3 of 10
Courtesy of Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
Retail Value: $12,000
Michael Light is a photographer and bookmaker focused on the environment and its relation to contemporary American culture. Light is also known for reworking familiar historical photographic and cultural icons with a landscape-driven perspective by sifting through public archives. His first such project, FULL MOON (1999), used lunar geological survey imagery made by the Apollo astronauts to show the moon both as a sublime desert and an embattled point of first human contact. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, and his work has been collected by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Getty Research Library, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, among others. He received his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Light lives and works in San Francisco.