Lippman, Marcia - West Point (Hard to Find!)
West Point is a stunning and poignant collection of black-and-white photographs by Marcia Lippman who is noted for her luminous, lyrical eye. In 1986, Lippman was invited to teach as an artist-in-residence at the United States Military Academy at West Point. To the surprise of this photographer known for ethereal, spiritually-infused work, Lippman encountered in West Point a goldmine of visual inspiration, a world at once seductive and frightening, stark and immaculate, a world in which she came to see the "humanity beneath the helmet."
Marcia Lippman is a photographer, a teacher, a storyteller, a traveler, and a native New Yorker. Much of her work explores the passage and residues of time along with the ephemeral nature of memory. She has always, and ever, been consumed by beauty and the imperfections of aging surfaces, be it the sacred temples of India, Cambodia, Burma, Laos or Thailand, the haunting cemeteries of Buenos Aires and Eastern Europe, the sensuous paintings in museums of Europe and American, or the simple beauty of dying flowers in her own home.
She currently shows at Nailya Alexander Gallery, and has been represented over the years by Staley Wise Gallery, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Wessel O'Conner, KMR Arts, and Yossi Milo. She taught for 13 years at The Parsons School of Design, and is currently at The School of Visual Arts in NYC.
Marcia is currently working on a piece, entitled Mother, Myself, about her adoption and the search for her birth mother. It s a story told salon style through photographs from her own vernacular (found photograph) collection and her personal family photos.
She is represented by Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York City.
Publisher: Edition Stemmle; 1st edition (1 November, 2001)
Hardcover: 144 pages
Dimensions: 26.67 x 2.54 x 36.83 cm
Hard to Find new in plastic!