Plateaus and Canyons — Impressions of the American Southwest
By Bruce Barnbaum
ISBN: 978-1-933952-8, 220 pages
Price: US $44.95, CAN $45.95
The Colorado Plateau, where Bruce Barnbaum made many photos over a period of roughly 30 years, is a place where water, silt, wind, and time have created a landscape of swirling sandstone cliffs, nearly impenetrable slot canyons, and a vast expanse of sage colored hills. People in the Western United States know the area as the Four Corners region because it’s the place where Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado meet.
Photography enthusiasts know Barnbaum mainly for his artistic black and white pictures. This is his first published book of color images, most of them shot with film. These photos, technically superior though they may be, revisit terrain that has been well traveled by photographers and artists since the turn of the 20th century.