Benevolent pleasures of sight

Camille Solyagua’s photographs of natural history function within a tradition of “Wunderkammers”, cabinets of natural curiousities brought together by visual analogies. Benevolent Pleasures of Sight presents a comprehensive selection of Solyagua’s photographs in an edition of 1000 numbered copies. Robert Sobiezek’s introduction discusses how Solyagua’s work unites an 18th-century notion of extraordinary eccentricities with a Surrealist concept of convulsive beauty, while Ruth Bernhard writes of her own deeply felt response to Solyagua’s imagery.

Hardcover, 56 pages, 40 duotone plates. Published by Nazraeli Press.