Constellations

Constellations

Artist: Linda Connor

Publisher: Datz Press

USD 90 / 2,400 (SPECIAL EDITION)

– Book Size: 21.5 × 26 cm
– Pages: 168 pages
– Binding: Bookcloth & Printed paper Hardcover
– Print: Pentatone UV printing
– Publication Year: 2021
– First Edition: 500
– ISBN: 978-89-97605-53-8
– Book Size: 21.5 × 26 cm
– Pages: 168 pages
– Binding: Bookcloth & Printed paper Hardcover / Clamshell box
– Print: Pentatone UV printing
– Publication Year: 2021
– Special Edition: 20
– ISBN: 978-89-97605-53-8

“I am deeply interested in how to get photography, which so handily describes the facts of our worlds, to also move our spirits closer to the silent places where other realities and mysteries reside. The astronomical images are a visual reminder of where we are all the time. We keep thinking we are down here, in our own little worlds.”

——Linda Connor

Over the past 50 years, Linda Connor has made numerous pilgrimages to countries harboring traces of primordial human life and relics of the past with her 8×10 large-format camera. She has left places familiar to her and has gone exploring in the spiritual places of remote lands, moving back in time in search of the connecting points between the present and the lives of the past. Like a conjuror decrypting the codes of the universe, she connects the signs of the visible world. These images, collected at the doorway to the world that cannot be seen while standing on this land, lead to countless questions about heaven and earth, the sacred and profane, and humans and the universe transcending time and space. She demonstrates that, like the constellations, the universe will reveal itself to those who can connect, name, and imagine. The book includes glass plate images from her collaboration with Lick Observatory.

The book of text paired with the publication is a collection of articles dedicated to Linda’s life and work by fellow artists, students, and friends who have watched Linda’s works for a long time. The articles of love and respect from artists living in the same era of art, forms a unique and beautiful constellation surrounding the life of the artist beyond the universality of her images.

About Linda Connor

Currently living in California, Linda Connor has been teaching photography for more than 40 years at the San Francisco Art Institute-an institute with a long history in the west coast school of photography. As a founder of the non-profit organization, PhotoAlliance, she has played a critical role in the education and dissemination of photography locally and internationally. She has a deep affinity for nature and a great curiosity about how various cultures have created their sacred and traditional sites in relationship to the natural world. She has held more than 70 solo exhibitions worldwide, and received three prestigious art grants, including the Guggenheim Fund. Her works have been collected by more than 40 institutions throughout the world, including San Francisco MoMA and the Art Institute of Chicago.

About Datz Press

Datz Press is an art book press that works with photographers, designers, and bookmakers. We create, publish, and exhibit books centered on photography. We advocate for the growth of participatory artistic activity through exhibiting and publishing art, as well as art education.

More information: datzpress.com

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