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Book of the Week: A Pick by Ron Jude

The River Winter by Max Pinckers
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from photographer and publisher Ron Jude, who selected The River Winter by Jem Southam published by MACK.

"Jem Southam's understated, elegant book from late last year invites us to slow down and really look at things. Consisting of photographs shot over the course of a single winter in Devon, The River Winter chronicles the quiet drama of a microcosm of nature succumbing to frost, ice and snow, and then reemerging to start the process over again. This is my favorite kind of photobook -- one that gains new meaning every time I pick it up. Southam's keen ability to look at the land without romanticizing or moralizing allows us an unencumbered entry point into the unfolding processes of time and season. Executed with the highest design and production standards, The River Winter is a reassurance that restrained, thoughtful books are still fundamentally important to the form." -- Ron Jude

The River Winter was reviewed for photo-eye Blog by Colin Pantall. Read the review here.

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from The River Winter by Jem Southam

Ron Jude is a photographer and teacher living in Ithaca, NY. His books include Fires (MoCP/RAM, 2013), Lick Creek Line (MACK, 2012), Executive Model (Libraryman, 2012), emmett (The Ice Plant, 2010), Other Nature (The Ice Plant, 2008), and Alpine Star (A-Jump Books, 2006). He is the co-founder of A-Jump Books, and is represented by Gallery Luisotti in Santa Monica. Photographs from his Idaho trilogy are currently on view in the exhibition Backstory at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. The exhibition runs through October 6th, 2013.

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