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Compass of the Ephemeral
Compass of the Ephemeral

Compass of the Ephemeral

Aerial Photography of Black Rock City through the Lens of Will Roger

By Will Roger, Edited by Phyllis Needham, Contributions by William Fox, Contributions by Tony “Coyote” Perez-Banuet, Introduction by Harley Dubois, Contributions by Alexei Vranich, Contributions by Crimson Rose

PHOTOGRAPHY

216 Pages, 10.0 x 8.0

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $29.99 (US $29.99) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9780977880652

Rights: WOR X UK

Smallworks Press (Jun 2019)

Price: $29.99
 
 

Overview

Nevada artist and Burning Man event co-founder Will Roger photographs the ever changing cityscape and transformation of Black Rock City as it changed throughout the years. The book contains a substantial collection of aerial photos as never seen before. A photographic collaboration between Will Roger and Burning Man architect Rod Garrett, Introduction by Burning Man co-founder Harley Dubois. Contributions from Independent scholar William Fox and Archaeologist Alexei Vranich, Available in hardback format, 216 pages.

Author Biography

Will Roger is an artist, teacher, innovator and environmentalist. He is a co-founder of Burning Man. He has served Chairman of Sierra Front, North Western Great Basin Resource Advisory Council and President of the Friends of the Black Rock-High Rock. He was an Associate Professor of Photography Rochester Institute of Technology where he received MFA in Photography.Phyllis Needham is an American professional that provides editing and proofreading services to publishers, businesses, organisations, academic institutions and individuals. Needham has extensive experience in the areas of editing, copy editing, english grammar, proofreading, ghost writing, and other publishing needs.William L Fox is a writer, independent scholar, and poet whose work focuses on how human cognition transforms land into landscape. He was born in San Diego and attended Claremont McKenna College. He has edited several literary magazines and presses, among them the West Coast Poetry Review, and worked as a consulting editor for university presses, as well as being the former director of the poetry program at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.In the visual arts, Fox has exhibited text works in more than two dozen group and solo exhibitions in seven countries, served as the Associate Director of the Nevada Museum of Art, and then as the visual arts and architecture critic for the Reno Gazette-Journal.In 2001-02 he spent two-and-a-half months in the Antarctic with the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Visiting Artists and Writers Program. Fox has also worked as a team member of NASA's Haughton-Mars Project, which tests methods of exploring Mars on Devon Island in the Canadian High Arctic. He currently is the lead strategist for the Art + Environment initiative at the Nevada Museum of Art.Tony "Coyote" Perez-Banuet is one of the co-founder the Department of Public Works of Black Rock City and has been City Superintendent for twenty years. Known as the "Bard of the Desert", telling stories around the campfire is among the things he does best. He has been blogging under the moniker of "Coyote Nose" for many years, and he is Burning Man's first Storytelling Fellow.A founding member of Black Rock City LLC, Harley K. Dubois has over 25 years of project management, art and city planning experience. As the City Manager of Black Rock City for over 10 years, Harley oversaw both the Playa Safety Council and Community Services departments, ensuring the citizens of BRC are happy and safe, including ingress, life on playa, and egress. She originated theme camp placement, the Greeters, Playa Info, and Burning Man Information Radio, and has kindled the development of all other Community Service teams. Harley also created and maintains a comprehensive training and self-development program for the Burning Man staff, fostering volunteerism and cross-departmental communication.Alexei Vranich received his B.A from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has extensive research experience around the world in such places as Spain, Italy, India, Peru, and Bulgaria, and Costa Rica. He has been recognized by the National Science Foundation for the innovation application of technology in the study of the past. Bridging the divide between academic and popular archaeology, Alexei has appeared in television and in magazines such as National Geographic, The Sciences, and Archaeology Magazine, in addition to a variety of national and international newspapers. Alexei conducting his archaeological research on Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire.As a co-founder of Burning Man, the Black Rock Arts Foundation and Burning Man Project, Crimson Rose's life passion and work have focused on the arts and artistic expression. She began participating in the Burning Man event in 1991, and developed the organization's Art Department, including the infrastructure, financial and other support services that make possible the large-scale