26 September 2012

Melissa Shook

I happened upon this interview with photographer Melissa Shook who has just published a book of images and poems entitled My Suffolk Downs.* Shook depicts denizens of the "back side" of the race track, the people who tend the expensive horses on which bettors place their wagers. This is good work; a long term undertaking. I wish I could be as confident as Shook that having "more money around" would improve the lot of the horses or the workers.
* My Suffolk Downs: Poems and Photographs by Melissa Shook. Pressed Wafer and Kat Ran Press. 2012.

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