In 2005, Rebecca Norris Webb set out to photograph her home state of South Dakota, a sparsely populated frontier state on the Great Plains with more buffalo, pronghorn, mule deer and prairie dogs than people. It’s a land of powwows and rodeos, a corn palace and buffalo roundups. Dominated by space and silence, South Dakota’s harsh and beautiful landscape is sometimes prey to brutal wind and extreme weather.
The next year, however, everything changed for Norris Webb, when one of her brothers died unexpectedly of heart failure. «For months», she writes in the afterword to this volume, «one of the few things that eased my unsettled heart was the landscape of South Dakota... I began to wonder — does loss have its own geography?»
Rebecca Norris Webb
(Rushville, Indiana, 1956). Originally a poet, her photography books often interweave photographs and text. These include the monographs The Glass Between Us: Reflections on Urban Creatures (2006), My Dakota: An Elegy for My Brother Who Died Unexpectedly (2012), and Night Calls (2020) — as well as collaborations with her husband and creative partner, Alex Webb: Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (2009), Memory City (2014), On Street Photography and the Poetic Image (2014), Slant Rhymes (2017), and Brooklyn: The City Within (2019).
Luca Nizzoli Toetti
Giovanni Cocco, Caterina Serra
Lorena Guillen Vaschetti
Claude Nori, Luigi Ghirri