Nazraeli Press

One Picture Book #91: Lion King by Katy Grannan

Condition report

Condition as new. Sealed in ziplock bag (not pictured)

Lion King is a sequence of photographs of an elderly, feral cat that lives on The Nine, the location of Katy Grannan’s upcoming feature film. This place, where the American Dream comes to a screeching halt, counts the many feral cats and dogs as victims of this unforgiving landscape in California’s Central Valley. The feral cats, in particular, are also silent witnesses to an unending cycle of human desperation and neglect. The Lion King is dying, yet he paces, proud and mournful.

biography

Katy Grannan (b. 1969) was first recognized in 1998 for an intimate series of portraits of strangers she met through newspaper advertisements. Grannan worked for years throughout the northeast and produced several different series entitled Poughkeepsie JournalMorning CallSugar Camp Road, and Mystic Lake, each referring to a local newspaper source or secluded location.  Grannan’s process and the consequent images are informed by her own childhood in the American northeast.  Each photograph is imbued with secrecy, desire, and hidden intentions.

Publisher

Nazraeli Press

Published

2015

ISBN

978-1-59005-427-7

Volume

16 pages, 10 four-color plates

Type

Hardcover

Format

185×145 mm

Additional

Original signed photograph by Katy Grannan

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