Ray "Bones" Bandar has a collection of close to 7,000 skulls and skeletons. Artist, retired teacher, naturalist and a member of the California Academy of Sciences, he keeps most of his collection in a "Bone Palace" of his own making at his home. This book contains photographs by Julie Dermansky of his collection and of him in the field with introductions by Bandar and Dermansky.
Julie Dermansky is a documentary photographer focusing on social, environment and political change. She is an Affiliate Scholar at The Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and a recipient of an NEA grant. When not on assignment, Dermansky covers stories around the world that she is drawn to. Dermansky grew up in Englewood, NJ. She started her career as a fine artist after getting a BFA from Tulane University . In 2004 she switched her focus from painting and sculpture to photography . Her photographs have been published The Times of London, Der Spiegle, the Guardian, Essence, the Washington Post, Newsweek and Time magazine. She is a regular contributor to the Atlantic’s website and the Progressive Magazine.
SuperStorm Sandy Published March 12, 2014
RAYMOND BANDAR A Life With Bones Published August 28, 2013
DETROIT Published July 19, 2012
THE OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT By Julie Dermansky Published June 01, 2012
As I See It: Julie Dermansky Documents a World of Changes Published April 07, 2012
HAITI AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE Photographs by Julie Dermansky Published July 30, 2011