West of Last Chance
In a unique collaboration, West of Last Chance brings together celebrated photographer Peter Brown's haunting photographs of the high plains, interspersed with award-winning author Kent Haruf's narratives of the people who live there. The result is a profound visual/verbal dialogue of short prose pieces and large-format colour images that draw the reader to this sometimes brutal and incredibly beautiful part of America. Awarded the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for this project in 2005, the authors write: Our interest in this part of the world is contemporary but also includes its history and a mix of stories that have passed down over the years, stories that resonate with the land in interesting ways.
by : Brown, Peter/ Haruf, Kent