This book of black-and-white photographs, supplemented by a light text, is an exquisitely printed compilation of Carter’s fifteen-year project of portraying the nude, not as a sex object, but as a spiritual document. Capping the author’s 35-year career as a photographer-writer, this work is both a culmination and a starlingly fresh departure. Carter’s earlier books won awards on such diverse topics as the jazz musicians of New Orleans and the ghost towns of the American West. Illuminations, printed on sumptuous paper by state-of-the-art presses in Florence, Italy, is a once a highly fresh, personal view of the human body, and an affirmation of many civilizations’ deeply held values of form and beauty.
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