Elegies is an ongoing series that will begin in August with a two-part project made for an upcoming exhibition in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. For this first installment, I'll walk from the birthplaces of Miguel Hernández and Federico García Lorca to the places where they died, taking photographs along the way, one image for each year of the poets' lives (31 for Hernández and 38 for Lorca). Each of the walks will begin at daybreak and end after dark.
Shortly after that I'll finish the third work of the series, an elegy for Friedrich Hölderlin, who was born in Lauffen am Neckar and died about 45 miles away in Tübingen. That walk will take two days and I'll take 73 photographs.
The series will be black-and-white, 12" x 9", printed in an edition of three (+ one AP) on premium archival paper. To lend the project a spirit of camaraderie and to raise funds for the trip, individual prints can be purchased before the walk. They're available for whatever price supporters would like to pay – no amount is too small (because I've been asked, I'll say that $10 will cover a print's production and mailing costs, anything more is for the trip) and if you prefer trade to money, I'm happy to exchange for anything (just send me an e-mail). Photographs will be assigned in chronological order, so the first person to get in touch will get the print for the first photograph, etcetera. If you'd like more than one print, please enter that in the field above the button. Once you click the button, there will be another place where a dollar amount can be entered.