One of the country’s premier documentary photographers, Norman Mauskopf delights in the manual precision of his Leica camera and the lost art of processing his own film. “It gives me time to really think about the project, working slow, analyzing where I want it to go,” he says. Throughout a distinguished 40-year career, his deep immersion in both surroundings and technique have produced rare jewels of American life at the edges.
Mauskopf’s book, “A Time Not Here: The Mississippi Delta”, portrays some of the poorest Americans who are nonetheless rich in music, dance, family, community and religion. So powerful are these images that they require no captions, and so beautifully presented that they’ll never be forgotten.
Winner of numerous photographic awards including the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Fellowship, Mauskopf has published four books and contributed to Outside Magazine, Rolling Stone, Travel+Leisure, Wired, and Mother Jones. He currently lives and shoots in New Mexico – teaching at the renowned Santa Fe Workshops. His work is displayed at the Verve Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe.
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