John Gossage is a photographer and pioneer in the field of artist books. He is perhaps best known for his 1985 book The Pond, a black and white series of photographs showing human interference with the natural world. It’s dark and spooky and great. Gossage intentionally produced The Pond as a book, refusing to exhibit the photographs in a gallery setting until 2010 (at which point they went up at the Smithsonian). The artist’s newest book, A Dozen Failures, was released just the other day by TIS Books.
image from The Pond (Aperture, 1985)