Celebrating the 50th anniversary of a classic A Long the Riverrun
In 1970, John Brook published A Long the Riverrun — a panegyric to loving human relationships in forty-six photographs. Long out of print, the book is now a valued collector’s item.
Return to Riverrun makes six of Brook’s luminous pictures from the book available in superbly crafted giclée prints, accompanied by texts setting the work of the wonderfully eccentric photographer in context.
The portfolio is published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography — the first major exhibition of Brook’s work since the 1970s.
Details of the Portfolio
6 – 11×14 archival pigment prints in a limited edition of 14 (2 not for sale)
$900.00 through January, 2021, and $1,100.00 thereafter
To purchase, or for a prospectus contact John Brook Archive
or purchase from the Griffin’s website.
Details of the Exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography
January 9 – February 14, 2021 with a virtual reception on January 14th.
John Brook Special Edition Print
In addition, an abstract color photograph by John Brook
reproduced from a Brook’s transparency circa 1960s is offered for sale
as 10 x 10 inch archival pigment prints reproduced in 2020. This non-editioned print may be purchased for $100. Proceeds will be donated to the Griffin Museum of Photography and the John Brook Archive.
Loaned from the John Brook Archive.
The transparency used to print the special edition print was 1 of 3 color transparency found in the trash after John Brook died in the summer of 2016. In addition to these 3 transparencies were 4 portraits of Brook’s wife, Ani Brook. John told Thom Adams that he destroyed all his negatives before he became a nursing home resident, where he spent the rest of his life. These were important negatives and color transparencies since he kept them in his room.
In the 1970 Carl Siembab’s exhibition of “Along the Riverrun,” John also exhibited examples of color images that were intended for his photobook called The Sun in the First House, a book of exuberant color abstractions from nature.
In the 1980’s Brook also had an exhibition of other color prints in Robert Dicken’s gallery in Worcester, MA.
The John Brook Archive assumes that this color image, along with the 2 others found in Brook’s trash were destined for The Sun in the First House book but the book was never completed.