Photobooks of 2016: Ron Jude
I focused my list on titles that favor atmospheric immersion over grand gestures and proclamations. These books all, to one degree or another, build new worlds where the imagined collides with the real, and where associative thinking is the key to seeing below the surface of things.
Ron Jude is a photographer based in the western United States. He has published numerous books including Alpine Star and Emmett, and most recently Lago and Vitreous China. Lago is currently on view in a solo exhibition at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Alpine Star will be exhibited in its entirety at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles beginning December 20th. He teaches photography at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Images – top: ZZYZX by Gregory Halpern, below: Eden by Anush Hamzehian & Vittorio Mortarotti