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HURRICANE Art Exhibition and Photo Book Launch Nation’s Largest Book Fair Nov 12
Spectacular Images by Barry Fellman Transform Devastation into Art at Miami Book Fair
Twenty-Five years ago the most damaging hurricane to hit the US in nearly a century slammed into Miami-Dade County. HURRICANE shows the drama and devastation wreaked by Hurricane Andrew through spectacular bold images, most of which have never been seen before. The book focuses on the effect of the Category 5 storm’s extreme forces at the Kendall-Tamiami airport, just blocks away from Country Walk, the residential community that was completely decimated at this pivotal moment in Florida history.
Barry Fellman’s powerful color photographs pack a punch that hits you with the intensity of a once in a lifetime event. These not to be missed pictures transport you to an unreal world where the photographer transforms the chaos of twisted metal and disoriented surfaces into art.
HURRICANE features essays by New York Times photography critic Vicki Goldberg, and hurricane hero Bryan Norcross, then WTVJ-NBC chief meteorologist, “the man who talked South Florida through” the Great Hurricane of 1992.
The publication from Miami based Exile Books is available as a limited edition Artist’s Book with a handcrafted embossed metallic cover, and as a coffee table trade edition. Each edition brings to light painstakingly reproduced color-accurate full page images, individually printed to give the impact of the photographer’s original large format color transparencies.
HURRICANE is the only author Art Exhibition art the Fair. It will be featured in a panel presentation by the author and Bryan Norcross on Nov 18. The special exhibition of large format prints from the book will be on view at the primary event venue of the Book Fair from November 12 to 19 at Miami Dade College’s main building atrium.
About the artist and writers:
Barry Fellman’s photographs have been exhibited at museums, galleries and public venues in South Florida and nationally. Fellman, a native Miamian, has contributed to the cultural landscape as an artist, educator and curator. He currently serves as director of Center for Visual Communication; a South Florida based non-profit organization that provides visual arts resources and programming to government, schools and cultural institutions. He is a Silver Knight awardee and is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant for visual arts.
Vicki Goldberg is an award winning author and critic. She has served as photography critic for New York Times for over a decade. Her articles on art and photography have also appeared in numerous publications including Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, Aperture, Art in America and ArtNews. Her most recent book, Bruce Davidson (a biography), follows her critically acclaimed biography of Margaret Bourke-White and other publications that regularly appear on “best photography books” lists.
Bryan Norcross received national acclaim as “the man who talked South Florida through” Hurricane Andrew. As WTVJ-NBC’s chief meteorologist and hurricane specialist he put systems in place that gave South Florida residents their only continuous broadcast connection to live updates and resources during and after the storm. His new book My Hurricane Andrew Story is an in depth look at preparation, terror and resilience by the man who became a local hero of all who went through the Great Hurricane of 1992.
For additional information and to order books visit www.hurricaneandrew.com.