Las Canchas by Dan Borris, poetry & translation by Forrest Gander & Valerie Mejer, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center

Forrest Gander’s Core Samples for the World is a magnificent compendium of poetry, photography, and haibun (a Japanese form of essay-poem). Collaborating with three acclaimed photographers, Gander considers tensions between the familiar and foreign. His eloquent new work voices an ethical concern for others, exploring empathic relations in which the world itself is fundamental. Taking us around the globe to China, Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Chile, Core Samples shows how Gander’s “sharp sense of place has made him the most earthly of our avant-garde, the best geographer of fleshly sites since Olson” (Donald Revell, The Colorado Review).
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Dan Borris has been making photographs for more than 25 years. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone among many others. His work has been exhibited and collected in both the United States and Mexico and has been honored by Communication Arts, American Photography, The Society of Publication Designers, and The Art Directors Club of New York. He is a recipient of the San Antonio Arts Foundation Grant. Dan and his family moved from New York City to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in 1996 and currently reside in San Antonio, Texas

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