I am very excited to announce that I will be publishing a new book with +Kris Graves Projects! The collection of ten books, titled LOST, all explore different areas around the globe, including artists Kris Graves, Lois Conner, Andreas Gehrke, Owen Conway, Laura McPhee, Lynn Saville, Michael Cardinali, Joseph P Traina, and Luke Abiol. All books will be available for purchase individually or as a box set. LOST, Omaha, which includes work from my ongoing series At No Point In Between, focuses on this history of redlining in North Omaha, Nebraska.
PREORDERS ARE OPEN NOW AND END ON FEBRUARY 8TH! Follow the link below to order your copy today. As an added bonus for your generous support of my creative work, I'm including a limited-edition print from the series for the first thirty-five preorders! The print Barrier (3), 2017 is 8.5x11 inches with an 8x10 inch image size. If you complete a preorder, please forward your purchase receipt to email@example.com.
by Zora J Murff
Essay by Lisa Riordan Seville
Published by +Kris Graves Projects, 2017
6x8 inches, Perfect-Bound, Softcover
48 pages with 28 color photographs
Fast violence leaves a body on the street. Slow violence shapes history. It draws red lines around groups of city blocks and says to people, because your skin is brown, this is where you’ll stay. It makes loans at impossible rates and repos homes from families when they fail to pay. It leaves potholes unfilled and locks people up for petty crimes and forces impossible choices. It promises dreams will come true, and does more than defer. It grinds them to powder, and blows them away.
Left are steps to a gone house, with walls that only the woman who once lived within them can still see. An invisible geography.
A map of that geography has surfaced for me like a photograph in a chemical bath. The image takes shape slowly. Darks deepen, grays surface. It’s now a cartography I carry. I see in a pile of yellow-tinted rubble a settling of minerals and history and hurt. I know that if I page through the property books of that empty lot I will find a family. But what has been left behind is not abandoned. It is not empty...This place is not lost. Despite it all, it is living. –Lisa Riordan Seville