|covers of From Above, Pacha Mama: earth realm, Fourteen People|
From Above by Paule Saviano is an intimate series of portraits taken of survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, as well as the firebombings of Tokyo and Dresden in 1945. Featuring commentary from Saviano's subjects, this book is beautiful in both design and its celebration of perseverance.
Lynda Frese's Pacha Mama: earth realm is a collection of hybrid landscapes inspired by religious iconography from the Italian Renaissance and indigenous cultures of South America. Including texts, poems and Sanskrit prayer, this collection follows a narrative based on the South American Earth Goddess Pachamama.
Fourteen People by Robert Fleischanderl examines the lives of fourteen Jewish refugees. Containing stunning portraits and interior shots, this book asks the question, When does a person cease to be a refugee? Here the viewer is given a thoughtful portrayal of humanity and the personal relationship to history and identity.