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Mimi Plumb: The White Sky

Mimi Plumb: The White Sky

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“Throughout my childhood years, growing up beneath the shadow of Mt. Diablo in the California suburb of Walnut Creek, I watched the rolling hills and valleys mushroom with tract homes and strip malls, and to me and my teenage friends, they were the blandest, saddest homes in the world.The starkness of the landscape hurt my eyes. The low brown hills coated with dry grass, scratching my ankles, fox tails caught in my socks. I was always looking for a place to hide from the bright, white sky. The raw dirt yards and treeless streets, model homes expanding exponentially, with imperceptible variation.”

- Mimi Plumb

In her early twenties, the American Photographer Mimi Plumb looked back to her Californian childhood to make a series of photographs about suburban youth. The resulting photographs collected in her new book The White Sky builds a world in which an unknown trauma hangs heavy in the air, and children rule the roost.


Title: The White Sky
Publisher: Stanley/Barker, 2020
Author: Mimi Plumb
Photographer: Mimi Plumb
Graphic Design: The Entente
Format: Hardcover
Size: 30 x 24 cm, 160 pages
ISBN: 9781913288198
Edition: -
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