Devil’s Promenade • Antone Dolezal + Lara Shipley (SIGNED0
FIRST EDITION Trade Hardcover, 17 x 23 cm portrait, 152 pages
Section-sewn binding with cloth-covered spine; foil on printed paper cover
104 photographs and illustrations; Afterword text by Lara Shipley, Overlapse.
DUE January 2021 - SIGNED on separate plate
olezal and Shipley return to their home region of the Ozarks in the American Midwest, where locals persist in their search for a legendary floating orb of light that can only be seen from the Devil’s Promenade. It’s a lushly wooded road in an area where wanderers flock to seek possible redemption, or just to escape the boredom and darkness of ordinary rural life. Subtle but revealing portraits are mixed with archives and reinterpretations of mythical, folkloric tales. It’s a nuanced, mysterious and tender representation by photographers returning to the place where they grew up, but also reveals the current, stark realities of a remote place in America.