About the Book
120 pages, pinhole photographs and lens images of assemblages. Foreword by Barbara G. Walker, color throughout, 46 color pinhole photographs, 44 assemblage photographs, 13 page catalogue of assemblages. This work represents an 18 year collaboration between Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner, co-directors of Pinhole Resource and co-editors of "Pinhole Journal." The work deals with social issues concerning human rights, politics, religion, sexuality, stereotypes, Mickey Mouse, Elvis, Marilyn and the relationship of the authors to each other. "on deaf ears" has been exhibited extensively in galleries internationally and is finally in book form. This stunning new book is a rare look at the inner thoughts of the artists.
—Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner are co-directors of Pinhole Resource, a nonprofit pinhole photography archive and educational institution dedicated to sharing information about pinhole photography. Spencer and Renner were co-editors of "Pinhole Journal", published from 1985-2006. They give lectures and workshops internationally. Their photographs are exhibited internationally and collected in major museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the California Museum of Photography, the National Gallery of Canada, George Eastman House, and Bibliothéque Nationale. Spencer is the author of "Under the Blue" (Flying Monkey Press, 2008,) and "Flight " (with Rebecca Wackler, Flying Monkey Press, 2008). Renner is the author of "Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique" (Focal Press, 1995; Fourth Edition, 2008) and "American Disguise" (Flying Monkey Press, 2007). Spencer and Renner live in the Mimbres Valley, New Mexico, inside a pinhole camera.