Elegy from the Edge of a Continent
Photographing Point Reyes
Ten-years-in-the-making, Austin Granger’s Elegy from the Edge of a Continent: Photographing Point Reyes is an earnest paean to an extraordinary place. It is a book about Sir Francis Drake and the Golden Hind, Miwok Indians and eucalyptus trees, sea lions and elk. It is a book about wind and fog, lupine and firs, starfish and granite and daffodils. Combining haunting black and white photographs with wide-ranging prose that is at turns penetrating, humorous, and poignant, Elegy from the Edge of a Continent is both a heartfelt memoir about a singular land, and a luminous meditation on how we make and are made by the world around us. It is, above all, a work of love.