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Volcano : A Photographic Collection - Peter Elliston


A Photographic Collection

By: Peter Elliston (Photographer)

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Volcano is a stunning collection of photographs by Peter Elliston that depict people and the landscape at volcanoes in various countries, including some remarkable images from an ascent of the active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengaiu in Tanzania.

The books publication coincided with an exhibition at the Manly Art Gallery in June-July 2007. Since gallery space is limited, the book included many images that had not been on display in the exhibition. An essay by Peter Ellison was also included in the book.

The photographs cover active and extinct volcanoes in Tanzania, Chile, PNG, Vanuatu, Italy, Hawaii, Indonesia and Japan.

Peter Ellison has climbed many volcanoes to add to his portfolio of photographs, sometimes at personal risk. The photographs are not just about the beauty and majesty of volcanoes but also refer to the presence of modern visitors and ancient worshippers like the Incas in South America.

About the Author

Peter Elliston has been involved with photography since the age of twelve. His work has been shown extensively, with many one-person exhibitions, and is in various major collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the UCR California Museum of Photography. He is the author of Stones and Marks, a journey in photographs and text to ancient monuments around the world.


Appears to have resurfaced from the 70s?


A very strange book indeed! Certainly not what I was expecting unfortunately!




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ISBN: 9780977579013
ISBN-10: 0977579018
Audience: General
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 11th May 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 20.8  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.612