Valerie Galloway – Rêver Dans le Désert


Nazraeli Press 2020

French-born artist Valerie Galloway graduated from the University of Arizona in 1987 with a B.F.A. in photography, living in New York for many years before settling in Tucson, Arizona. Galloway’s practice includes photography, painting and mixed media, with a focus on nudes, street photography in New York and Paris, and Tucson’s Sonoran Desert.

The 32 hand-colored, toned gelatin silver photographs featured in Rêver Dans le Désert demonstrate her disparate styles: the voyeurism of Eugene Atget, the inexplicability of Man Ray, and the furtive aimlessness of the French New Wave. These images capture both fleeting French cultural references and timeless desert topographical references, each paying homage to the surrealists of the 1930s.

Rêver Dans le Désert is bound in coffee-colored silk boards with contrasting linen spine, and beautifully printed on natural textured art paper. A stunning first monograph, it is published to coincide with solo exhibitions of the artist’s work in Milan and Tokyo.

This first edition is limited to 500 copies.

Hardcover, 9 x 11.5 inches, 42 pages, 33 four-color plate.