Photographs: Josephine Sacabo –– Author: Dalt Wonk, 2012

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10″ x 12 ¼ ” –– Hardcover –– 96 pages

ISBN 978-0-615-58708-0

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Nocturnes is an elaborately designed book which harmonizes a series of stunning black and white photographs by Josephine Sacabo with a series of eloquent poems by her husband, Dalt Wonk. Each poem, printed on a sheet of vellum, serves as a portal to related, mysterious photographs. True meaning only exists deep down in the observer’s reservoir of nostalgia. The place where we all want to go swim at night, an unpredictable dreamscape where figures and objects pose as symbols of one’s experience. The rhythmic juxtaposition between word and image is like a tango – complimentary partners creating a new, unique excitement. Of the book, Jill Connor writes, “True meaning only exists deep down in the observer’s reservoir of nostalgia, the place where we all want to go swim at night, an unpredictable dreamscape where figures and objects pose as symbols of one’s experience. The rhythmic juxtaposition between word and image is like a tango — complimentary partners creating a new, unique excitement.”

 Bio:

Born in Laredo, Texas, in 1944, Josephine Sacabo was educated at Bard College in New York. Prior to coming to New Orleans, Sacabo lived and worked extensively in France and England. Today, Sacabo divides her time between New Orleans and Mexico. Both places inform her work, resulting in imagery that is as dreamlike, surreal, and romantic as the places that she calls home.

Dalt Wonk was born in New Jersey in 1942. He attended Bard College, where he graduated with a B.A. After living a decade in France and England, he set sail on a cargo ship for New Orleans, where he has lived ever since. Wonk has collaborated with his wife, photographer Josephine Sacabo, on several projects.

www.josephinesacabo.com

 

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