Valley of Shadows and Dreams
by Ken Light and Melanie Light

Special Edition

“Ken and Melanie Light’s book, a thoughtful and humane work, is a new, sensitive reanalysis of our dependence on the Valley, told through elegant pictures and text. The pictures are personal; they recall the tradition of the documentary photographs of the region’s artistic forebears, especially Dorothea Lange’s, but they are new, and — if one can even hazard the word in such situations — very beautiful.”

—–Sandra S. Phillips, Senior Curator of Photography, San Francisco Musuem of Modern Art

This limited book and print edition is limited to 50 sets only. The platinum edition has been acquired by the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and the Briscoe Center for American History at UT Austin.

Sets 1-25 come with an original signed and numbered hardbound book and a signed platinum print. The platinum print is handmade by master printer Chris McCaw on 10 x 10 art paper. $850 each.

Sets 26-50 include an original signed hardbound book and a signed silver gelatin print. These 8 x 10 silver gelatin prints are handmade by Ken Light. $650 each.

The publication of the book was supervised by the photographer, Ken Light and beautifully published by Heyday Books. It is a hardbound volume of 156 pages, 113 duotones, each image with a block varnish. Text is by Melanie Light with a forward by Thomas Steinbeck. Each set is housed in a custom made box with a silkscreened cover.

Order from:
55 via Farallon
Orinda, CA 94563

Please add $20 for shipping and handling. CA residents must add 8.25% tax.

For additional information on this special edition, please contact studio[at] or call 925.258-9011


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