Facing Life is a thought provoking visual tour of faces and places experienced by the author. As each photograph is presented, you will be forced to pause and take in even the minor details of her subjects. The piercing gazes, the lingering looks of love, all hold the reader enthralled. An inner peace can be found in some of the subjects that opposes the quiet oppression seen in others.
Although mainly shot in black and white, Oliver takes the opportunity to surprise her reader with bold eye-popping color spread throughout the book, when you are least expecting it, there it is... and it grabs you!
This collection of photographs is accompanied by Oliver's personal poetry and anecdotes. As you read the intricate writings, you are able to dig deeper into the photographs.
This is a book that will have an infinite shelf life.
Atlanta based freelance photographer.
Things I've Seen A Photographer's Perspective 2005-2010 Mary Oliver Published September 21, 2011
Precious Memories Published June 13, 2011