“Lisa Elmaleh’s portraits of American folk musicians resonate with grace and honesty. That she uses the historic collodion process to render these intimate character studies demonstrates a perfect marriage of form and content; slow and deliberate, richly lyrical. Captured in rural settings across the south, each evocative image reads like a story. Elmeleh’s series depicts both old timers and a younger generation of roots musicians, leaving the viewer with a deeper appreciation of the genre.” — Jennifer Shaw, Photographer and Coordinator of PhotoNola
Editor’s Note: Lisa Elmaleh was selected for inclusion in our 2 Year Anniversary edition by juror, Jennifer Shaw. You can view another selection of Elmaleh’s photography previously featured in our publication in May 2012. You can also visit Elmaleh’s website lisaelmaleh.com to view more of her work.
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one." — John Ruskin