Desert Light

Desert Light

A Photographer's Journey Through America's Desert Southwest

Book - 2006
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WW Norton
A stunning collection of unique photographs from America's most notorious "no-man's land."

Baker & Taylor
A compelling collection of full-color photographic images by a celebrated photographer offers an evocative visual tour of the great desert landcapes of the American Southwest, including the Painted, Sonoran, Mojave, and Chihuahuan deserts on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.

Norton Pub
John Annerino, renowned photographer and author of America's Southwest and Old Mexico, risked life and limb to venture on foot into the most remote, abandoned, and chillingly silent tracts of the Painted, Sonoran, Mojave, and Chihuahuan deserts on both sides of the U.S. and Mexican border. His quest: to capture desert light from the highest summits, the starkest deserts, and the deepest canyons; and to convey the primal beauty of these impossibly rugged, uninhabited landsthese despobladosin evocative essays and hauntingphotographs.Regarded long-ago by ruthless Spanish conquistadors and gold-seeking settlers as Terra Incugnita, this region remains largely the same as it was while inhabited by indigenous peoples, who viewed its luminous landscape through a very different lens. To them, the beautiful sierras and captivating stone hoodoos were sacred and familiar, and revered for their omniscient majesty.Annerino uncannily portrays this awe-striking, sublime landscape through both sets of eyes in Desert Light. Full-color throughout.

Book News
Annerino presents a collection of his photographs of the stark landscape of both sides of the US/Mexico border that has been called America's Outback. The color photos are of the Chihuahuan, Sonoran Mojave, and Painted Deserts, and are accompanied by brief descriptions of his journey in each region. Annerino is a photographer and author of books on the Grand Canyon and other topics. Distribution is by W.W. Norton. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press ; New York : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780881506822
Branch Call Number: 979.00222 An75d 2006
Characteristics: 126 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 x 23 cm


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