Shane Lavalette — Will with Banjo, 2011 from One Sun, One Shadow
Shane Lavalette is an American photographer, independent publisher, and the director of Light Work, a non-profit photography organization in Syracuse, New York. He holds a BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette’s photographs have been shown widely, including exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Aperture Foundation, Montserrat College of Art, The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Kaunas Gallery, Le Château d’Eau, Fotostiftung Schweiz, Musée de l’Elysée, and Robert Morat Galerie, in addition to being held in private and public collections. Lavalette is the author of four monographs: One Sun, One Shadow[Lavalette, 2016], Still (Noon) [Edition Patrick Frey, 2018], LOST, Syracuse [Kris Graves Projects, 2019], and New Monuments [Libraryman, 2019]. One Sun One Shadow was selected as one of the “Best Books” by photo-eye, nominated for the Kassel Photobook Award 2017, and shortlisted for the Author Book Award 2017 at Les Rencontres d’Arles. Lavalette’s work has been featured by The New York Times, TIME, NPR, CNN, The Telegraph, Foam Magazine, Hotshoe, among others, and his editorial work has accompanied stories in various publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Topic, Esquire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Curbed, Vice Magazine, The Wire, Wallpaper, Monocle, and The Guardian. Lavalette is represented by Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin and We Folk agency in London/New York.
Via Donna Ferrato:
This Kickstarter runs until 12/6/2020 at 10:25am
"This is an offer I hope you will not refuse. A chance to get the book of HOLY and all of its perks right away. I pre-purchased 1000 books to be able to guarantee the books will be delivered before the end of 2020 and before they reach the bookstores.
This book is a call to action.
HOLY is about the unleashed power of women. What women gained over the last 50 years. The hard-won freedom that women are losing. Why every woman's autonomy is sacrosanct.
My stepdaughter in London, feminist writer Kat Holden, inspired me to bring my most powerful photographs together in one book. Honoring the full dimension of women's lives. Her essay describes why this book even exists.
“I can't think of any photojournalist who has documented the extremes of human passion more intensively nad extensively than Donna. No one has better captured the 360º picture of walking this Earth as a female.
There used to be a time when her study of women was split, over here the 'domestic violence' work and over here, the 'sex' work. The combination of the two is vital. It is only in that combination do we see the whole spectrum of the truth of what it is to be a woman. The contradictions we are expected to embody; the virgin and the whore, the vulnerable and the invincible, the mother, and the daughter." (Katherine Holden, an excerpt from Holy the book)
HOLY is 100% handmade. It is a work about love and the unassailable Mother of God-given rights of women. All women means LGBTQ, undocumented, religious, non-religious, gender fluid: people who live to love and be loved in return.
It’s been a labor of love and I spared no expense to create a 21st-century work of art. With handwritten captions. Engine red page edges, the finest duotones, and rich gorgeous professional 4 color printing. Everyone in the book gets a signed copy of Holy.
I hope you get your Holy copy."
"Men are afraid women will laugh at them, women are afraid men will kill them." Margaret Atwood