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Photographer Joan Myers in conversation with curator Kate Ware at Collected Works Bookstore
Friday, April 24, 6:00 pm
on the occasion of the publication of her latest book,
FIRE & ICE: Timescapes

WHO: Joan Myers and Kate Ware, curator of photography at the New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe

WHAT: Book signing, and conversation about Joan’s career and her newest book, FIRE & ICE: Timescapes, with an essay by Kathleen Stewart Howe, just published by Damiani Editore.

WHERE: Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe

WHEN: 6:00 pm, Friday, April 24, 2015

Joan Myers has long been fascinated by the enormous changes wrought upon the Earth by volcanic activity and the movement of polar ice sheets––as she says, “by what I cannot see and by what goes on beneath my feet.” FIRE & ICE features her images of iconic sites the world over, including Volcano National Park on the island of Hawai'i, Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, Tungurahua in Ecuador, Mt. Erebus in Antarctica, Krakatoa in Indonesia, and Mt. Etna and Pompeii. The work is breathtaking, compelling, and provocative by turns. Her essay reads like an adventure story, exploring the connection between fire and ice while describing her thrilling treks to ends of the Earth.

Joan Myers has been taking photographs for more than thirty years, exploring the relationships between people and the land. Her work has been the focus of three Smithsonian exhibitions, more than fifty solo and eighty group shows, and seven books, and is included in the permanent collections of the Amon Carter Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, Center for Creative Photography, Denver Art Museum, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography, High Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. She lives in Tesuque.

Kathleen Stewart Howe has curated over 100 exhibitions and been the author of several catalogues focused on the interplay of photography and culture. She is currently the Sarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel ‘23 Director of the Pomona College Museum of Art, and professor of art history at Pomona College in Pomona, California.