Books

Two of my photographs appear in Lucy Lippard’s 2014 book Undermining. From the publisher:

Undermining by Lucy Lippard
Undermining by Lucy Lippard

Award-winning author, curator, and activist Lucy R. Lippard is one of America’s most influential writers on contemporary art, a pioneer in the fields of cultural geography, conceptualism, and feminist art. Hailed for “the breadth of her reading and the comprehensiveness with which she considers the things that define place” (The New York Times), Lippard now turns her keen eye to the politics of land use and art in an evolving New West.

Arid Harvests
Arid Harvests

In February, 2011 Arid Harvests: A Year of Community Farming was published in collaboration with La Alameda Press. Arid Harvests is a soft-cover book of 60 photographs by David Ondrik, exploring the food that is being sustainability grown in the high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The collection includes an introductory essay by Becky Holtzman and a culminating in Garden Path, a series of poems by Susan McAllister. The first edition was limited to 50 signed and numbered copies, and each book came with a signed and numbered 8″x10″ print.

LAND/ART New Mexico
LAND/ART New Mexico

In the summer of 2009, I collaborated with my wife, artist Becky Holtzman, for the LAND/ART exhibit “The Dowser Married the Alchemist.” In the summer of 2010, Radius Books published an anthology of the LAND/ART exhibitions and events, aptly titled LAND/ART New Mexico. An installation shot of our show made the cut, along with Michael Berman, Erika Blumenfeld, David Taylor, Basia Irland, Patrick Dougherty, Catalina Delgado Trunk, Shelley Niro, and others. It is beautifully printed and includes essays by Lucy Lippard and William Fox. It can be found at 516 Arts, the Radius web site, and at Amazon.

Photography: New Mexico
Photography: New Mexico

My Holga work is included in Photography: New Mexico, published by Fresco Fine Art and available from Amazon. The book showcases 25 New Mexico photographers including Joel-Peter Witkin, Patrick Nagatani, Erica Blumenfeld, Tom Barrow, Betty Hahn, Holly Roberts, Paul Caponigro, Miguel Gandert, Delilah Montoya, and Edward Ranney to name some of them. Stuart Ashman has written an essay about the storied history of photography in the Land of Enchantment, and each artist is profiled by author Kristin Barendsen. She provides context for the bodies of work shown, along with a little biographic information about the artists.

Bosque
Bosque

Bosque, is available from Blurb. Bosque is 44 pages, includes 18 Holga images and a great essay by writer/photographer John Photos. For those unfamiliar, Blurb is a print-on-demand book publisher that has specialized in photography books. Here’s a snippet from John’s essay:

“The bosque as seen by Ondrik does not appear to be a place we could go, (let alone want to). Many of the images in this book depict the decay in the bosque. They are titled Remains or named after bones, as though the bosque is a tree graveyard. Shot with a Holga, a plastic camera known for its poor quality, the resultant scenes appear murky and distant. In this way, Ondrik blurs the line of what a landscape photograph is. “

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