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Other titles in the Great Plains Photography series:
Along the Edge of Daylight: Photographic Travels from Nebraska and the Great Plains (Great Plains Photography Series)by Georg Joutras
Synopses & Reviews
These unique and remarkable photographs of the Great Plains, taken by Georg Joutras over the span of two decades, show the breathtaking grandeur of prairie and sky, the sometimes nuanced, other times brilliant colors of earth and evening light, the titanic scale of clouds and sun and horizon, and the intimate postures of its wild creatures.
Joutras's Great Plains are photographed from the heart, with reverence and wonder at the miraculously preserved ancient environment through which he pilgrimages. His powerful images conduct an unmediated sensuous immersion in nature, evoking the feel of the wind, the smell of earth, the sounds of sandhill cranes, the wary, watchful eyes of predators or prey, and an aura of simultaneous wildness and repose. These photographs, executed with boldness yet conceived and understood in humility, are glimpses of a transcendent world of light, color, and suspended time that we are privileged to witness.
These magnificent images—including both landscapes and wildlife portraits—are accompanied by a searching examination of all that it means to photograph the plains and its creatures. Beyond the physical challenges, the distances trekked, and the opportunities lost, what emerges is the joy in sharing the wildness and the vastness, the antiquity and the innocence, the fragility and the vitality of this unique land bounded by earth, sky, and light.
Covering nearly twenty thousand square miles, the Sandhills of Nebraska is a rich and layered region that is home to one of the most productive ranching areas in the country. Inand#160; 2008 and 2009, photographer and storyteller David A. Owen traveled through western Nebraska to capture the unconventional beauty of the geography and singular way of life of the residents there. Connecting the everyday activities of the ranchers and residents he encounters to the vast, isolated landscape, Owen provides a fascinating window into this dazzling area of America.
Through Owenand#8217;s fine ear and eye, Like No Other Place takes the reader on a memorable journey into an out-of-the-way destination that is part of a modern American West and yet still organically linked to its past. Owenand#8217;s photographs and stories tell of a remarkable region where history, legend, memory, and reality are all intertwined.
The unique and remarkable photographs of Georg Joutras, taken over two decades of working on the Great Plains, show the breathtaking grandeur of prairie and sky, the vivid or nuanced colors of earth and evening light, the titanic scale of clouds and sun and horizon, and the intimate postures of the creatures of the wild. The magnificent images--including both landscapes and wildlife portraits--are accompanied by a reflective and searching examination of all that it means to photographs the plains and its creatures.
About the Author
Georg Joutras is a professional wildlife and landscape photographer whose studio is located in the Historic Haymarket District in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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