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    Dimensions — 10 x 8 x in

    Categories — Books, Visual Art

    Brand — Thought Catalog Books

    Page Count — 104

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    I Dream of Dust

    Regular price$44.99 Sale price

    A photographic exploration of isolation, tension, and masculinity in the seldom-seen region of the Eastern plains of Colorado. Disruptive in its absence, I Dream of Dust strips away context, color, and familiar visual cues, asking the viewer to remove assumptions and not idealize or criticize, but instead exist in a quiet, reflective space.

    While aware of the familiar trope of documenting “left behind” America, Ben P. Ward hopes to subvert our tendencies to romanticize nostalgia through this work and instead examine the influence of geography on identity: the tendency of people to mirror the land they inhabit and the tendency of the land to be equally shaped by its inhabitants.

    • 104 pages, uncoated
    • 57 plates, offset-printed
    • 8 x 10 inches, 620 grams
    • Patina hardcover, English
    • Smythe-sewn bound with debossed foil tip-on cover

    Praise for I Dream of Dust:

    Fisheye Magazine / English — “A sensitive, contemplative work.”
    Noah Kalina — “Staggeringly beautiful.”
    James Cockroft — “Ward knows what he’s doing.”
    PhotoBook Journal — ”A deadpan aesthetic with hints of Alec Soth.”

    Meet The Author

    Ben P. Ward

    Ben P. Ward (b. 1994, USA) is a Colorado-based American photographer.