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. -A black and white version is available that has a slightly different image selection.
Julie Dermansky (b. 1966, New York City) is a transdisciplinary artist whose work is focused on documenting society’s impact on the natural world and social injustice. Her work raises awareness of environmental issues, and draws a connection between social injustice and climate change. She has documented the aftermath of earthquakes and storms, the military-industrial complex in Iraq, and the expansion of the industrial landscape across the country, uncovering information overlooked by the mainstream media. Dermansky is an affiliate scholar at the Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. Her photographs have been published internationally, and her reports are published by The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Truthout, and the Desmog Blog, among others. Her series "Fracking in the USA" was screened at the 2015 Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan’s International Festival of Photojournalism.
SuperStorm Sandy Published March 12, 2014
RAYMOND 'BONES' BANDAR Published August 25, 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