Documentary Photographer Ken Light discusses the dynamic historical context in which he discovered photography, the important role it played in helping him really see the world and find his voice in it.
Ken Light is director of the Center for Photography at the University of California, Berkeley. For over 40 years, Light has committed himself to in-depth storytelling through photography. His aesthetic approach grows out of respect for and knowledge of documentary photography, and his work has been widely published and exhibited internationally.
His photography books include Coal Hollow, Delta Time, Texas Death Row, With These Hands and To the Promised Land. Light’s new book, Valley of Shadow and Dreams, offers evocative photography and keen insight into the environmental, economic and social contradictions in the California Central Valley, reminiscent of the photographs of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) era.
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