The anthology ‘Shadow Catching in the American Southwest’ showcases 132 photographs (50 color) ranging from classic southwest pictorial images, to still life and graphic abstractions. With text written running to some 22,000 words, it includes a brief geological and historical background of famous natural features such as Death Valley, White Sands and other less well-known spots. Also featured are the Anasazi and some remains of their culture at Hovenweep, Chaco Canyon, Aztec, plus other important sites. Hispanic villages and recent pioneer or mining ghost towns, and cowboy trails complete this compact American travelogue. Lastly, in ‘Painters, Poets and Photographers’, George Todd takes a brief look at how New Mexico affected the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, D. H. Lawrence and Ansel Adams.