Small Deaths
By Kate Breakey
Photographs by Kate Breakey. Text by A.D. Coleman.
University Of Texas Press, Austin
Publish Date:2001
168 pp., 81 color illustrations, 9 3/4 x 11 3/4".
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Since her childhood in South Australia, photographer-artist Kate Breakey has been moved by the often unnoticed animals that live, and die, in our proximity. She has taken care to memorialize these tiny creatures--young birds too small to fly, the careless lizard--in her hand-colored, large format photographs. These delicate and quite common animals--sensitively portrayed and vibrantly colored--seem, quite paradoxically, to come alive on the page.