-Denise Gamino, journalist
The advance copy of the "Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country" book has arrived from Texas A&M University Press. The qualities of the printing and color are wonderful. After years of this labor of love, and with the help of many talented people, the experience of holding the book in my hands is beyond words! Thank you to everyone who made the Marfa Flights project possible!
The release of the Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country book from Texas A&M University Press will featured at the opening of a concurrent exhibition of large format photographs from the book at the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas. The opening will be accompanied by a book signing. The event is free to the public.
The Marfa Flights exhibit will show Texas-sized color aerial art landscape photographs taken by Paul Chaplo during perilous flights over the forbidding and austerely beautiful border lands.
The Museum of the Big Bend will also host a panel discussion about the book and project, bringing together a unique group of experts to discuss the Marfa Flights project and Big Bend from the viewpoints of pilot, National Park Service, historian, and geologist.
Marfa Flights book website
ABOUT THE MUSEUM:
The Museum of the Big Bend is part of Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas, and serves & educates the public by collecting, preserving, exhibiting & interpreting the culture, history & nature of Big Bend region of Texas. Learn more here:Museum of the Big Bend website
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country by Paul Chaplo
Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas
10x10", 121 color photographs, map
Preface by T. Lindsay Baker
Introduction by Lawrence John Francell
Read more about the book in the book catalog from Texas A&M University Press:
See a preview of the book here: Texas A&M University Press Fall/Winter 2014 Catalog
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul Chaplo works as a professional photographer specializing in corporate and architectural photography. He spends most of his time working from a helicopter flying with the doors off over Dallas, producing both still images and stabilized HD video.
Paul holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the world-renown graduate photography program at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
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