Photojournalist Cristina Salvador Klenz takes us behind the scenes of an ethnic minority largely unknown and yet routinely reduced to stereotypes by mainstream America.
Since their exodus from India more than a thousand years ago, the Roma (widely known by the exonym "Gypsies," which is increasingly considered an offensive pejorative) have migrated all over the globe, having survived centuries of discrimination and persecution along their travels.
Clouds: love poems from above the fray has been a project of over four decades, containing poems influenced by Meyer’s traveling to 5 continents, giving lectures, and witnessing beautiful vistas in towns, cities, and above all, in nature. Thousands of the resulting photos are now contained in Meyer’s archive. He wrote over 700 five-line quintain poems down, from which he paired 64 with these photos for Clouds. The style evolved into short, post attention span poetry, i.e. quintains, that illustrate the inner and outer states of our environment. Opposite the poems, Meyer notes the adventure of finding the visual image.
At eight-years-old Kent Gunnufson photographed Lower Yosemite Falls with his father’s manual camera. Later after graduating from college, he sacrificed his professional career to work the construction trades in the harsh, cold environment at 10,000 feet in order to ski and pursue alpine photography.
In Rocky Mountains – A Self-Portrait, not only does Gunnufson offer an inside look at the ski community’s little known “golden era”, but also takes us on his personal journey to master the dramatic B&W landscape.
Quotes from the photographic community paired with images not only entertain, but reinforce and clarify the creative path of the author. Minor White states a postulate of photography that