Will Brown & Thomas Devaney, The Picture that Remains, 2014 $35.00
Photographs by Will Brown
Poems by Thomas Devaney
Hardbound, 64 page volume with dust jacket, featuring 38 quadtone images and a suite of new poems by DevaneyThe Picture that Remains
reveals the power of collaboration. Together photographer Will Brown
and poet Thomas Devaney
have created a book that accentuates the beauty and poignancy of each discrete medium, photograph and poem, as well as the mysterious interplay between them. In addition to presenting Brown’s previously unpublished, exquisite black and white photographs from the early 1970s, and Devaney’s supple and evocative poems, The Picture that Remains
charts an evolving and unlikely story between both artists and their subsequent collaborative enterprise. Vincent Katz
introduces the works by delving into the nature of collaborative projects between authors and artists. The Picture that Remains
brings Brown’s magnificent images to light after thirty years; ironically the images prefigured what his pictures would become – a paean to a time and moment long passed.
Praise for The Picture that Remains
"Will Brown's photographs are absolutely astonishing, like the best of Rudy Burckhardt or Aaron Siskind or Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Thomas Devaney's poems pay stylish and profoundly even-gazed attention to Brown's wonders. The evenness of Devaney's gaze its unwavering honest regard for the "poignant and stubborn"—is a marvel." —Wayne Koestenbaum
“. . . this project—a collaboration between the photographer Will Brown and the poet Thomas Devaney—was the product of something genuinely artful, and good. Who could not love a project like this?”—Beth Kephart
To read the review by Beth Kephart in its entirety click here.
To read the review by Elizabeth Knauss for the Philadelphia Inquirer, click here.
For more information about the project and artists click here.