Fazal Sheikh & Terry Tempest Williams

Thirty years (yes) after she first came to Elliott Bay to read from her telling book, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, and with appearances along the way for an extraordinary body of work written since, the beloved Terry Tempest Williams makes this virtual return with photographer Fazal Sheikh for a book, a book, beautiful and profound, The Moon is Behind Us (Steidl). A collaborative project that the two were working on was interrupted by Covid-19 - as was so much else. In touch as they were electronically, Fazal Sheikh then made a gift to Terry Tempest Williams, sending her thirty photographs drawn from his years of work in a single parcel. She in turn would send back letters for each photograph. Not originally intended for publication, those photographs and these letters - written in July and August 2020, when the pandemic was raging, as was acute crisis throughout the U.S. and the world -  now make a  book that  is eloquent testimony to spirit, to vision and voice tested, tried, and regenerative. Fazal Sheikh is the author of fifteen monographs, has exhibited around the world, and is artist-in-residence at High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University. Terry Tempest Williams most recent books include When Women Were Birds, The Hour of Land, and Erosion: Essays of Undoing. She continues to write from Castle Valley, Utah, while also serving as  writer-in-residence at Harvard Divinity School.



Fazal Sheikh & Terry Tempest Williams: The Moon Is Behind Us Cover Image
By Fazal Sheikh (Photographer)
ISBN: 9783958298804
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Published: Steidl - September 28th, 2021

When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250024114
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Published: Picador - February 26th, 2013

Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250758248
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Published: Picador - October 13th, 2020

Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679740247
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1992

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