ENTRE OS OLHOS, O DESERTO by Miguel Rio Branco
Cosac & Naify Ediçōes, 2001 First edition, Unpaginated, 5 5/8" X 5 5/8" Hardcover w/ CD
From Magnum Photos: "Though measuring just under six inches square, this ambitiously conceived project is the photo-book version of a power bar--thick, rich, at times hard to chew, but re-energizing nonetheless. There is no opening text whatsoever. One is thrown immediately into Rio Branco's visual world, the first scenes of which are a vast desert. But from here the viewer is led haphazardly through a free-association of dream-like imagery. Every other page is a fold-out, each time producing a triptych of full-bleed photographs. A gathering of living artifacts and clues seems to be taking place, yet, quite intentionally it seems, no over-arching picture emerges. This is a questioning process, as Strauss' poetic text, with overt references to Plato's cave, makes clear. The accompanying DVD sets the entire book in motion.