Though his photographs have graced many books and magazines, this is the first book devoted solely to the work of Guy Mendes. Born in New Orleans in 1948, Mendes has lived in Kentucky since 1966. Trained as a writer, he gradually shifted his interest to photography after meeting Ralph Eugene Meatyard, with whom he studied informally.
Guy Mendes now lives in rural Woodford County, teaches photography at the University of Kentucky, and both writes and directs documentaries and educational programs for Kentucky Educational Television (KET). He has had numerous one-man shows and has appeared in group shows such as I Shall Save One Land Unvisited, Eleven Southern Photographers that toured the country in the late 70's after opening at the Corcoran Gallery.
In 1976, Guy Mendes edited Local Light, Photographs Made in Kentucky.
Ed McClanahan, author of The Natural Man and Famous People I Have Known, contributes a Foreward. Jonathan Williams, well-known poet, essayist, hiker, publisher, and Contributing Editor of Aperture, has the last say in an Afterword. Published by Gnomon Press. Hardcover, 10 x 10", 64 pages.