Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Let's Be Reasonable

Let's Be Reasonable
by Joel Sartore [814 Sar]

Native Lincolnite and renowned National Geographic photographer/essayist Joel Sartore's latest book combines his two great creative loves -- interesting photography and thought-provoking commentary. In this spare collection, he pairs iconic and/or quirky images, shot in many different locales (although quite a few of them are from right here in Nebraska), with truly thoughtful essays, both short and long. The images and words are indelibly entertwined, and the topics run the gamut from environmentalism, to commercialism to the issues of families and traditions. Though a fairly quick and easy read, I did end up finding myself thinking more strongly about many of the issues Sartore brings up. Ultimately, though, I enjoyed this book for his beautifully captured images. Recommended for fans of photography, and thoughtful prose, especially if you're from Nebraska! [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Sartore's Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species.] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ official Joel Sartore web site ]

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