Curren Hatleberg is known for travelling America, guided by intuition, to create scenes of American life and landscape. In his second monograph, River's Dream, Hatleberg recounts intimate stories of family and community.
Sweltering heat, dripping humidity, lush vegetation, and screaming insects – River’s Dream is a pulsing and episodic hallucination of life lived outdoors. In these sixty-five photographs, we move through swamps and groves, front yards and scrapyards, encountering moments of haunting mystery and beautiful impermanence. Heightened by formal repetition, echo, and refrain, everyday scenes take on surreal, allegorical qualities. In the end, Hatleberg leaves us with the impression of memory, where the past is never gone, but appears and reappears endlessly, as in the flickering of a dream.
- First edition, Second printing
- Casebound with marble dust Jacket
30 x 35 cm / 152 pages, 65 Colour plates
- TBW Books, 2022