Relic #40, Hatch, New Mexico
Commentary and photograph by Bruce Berman
What was is going.
What was the recent past is now becoming the debris of now, eroding into the dust or waiting for the two hour demolition wrecker to come and sweep it away, laying waste to the last of the industrial age, smoothing a pad or a field to a bald table upon which will be laid The Grid.
Relic #39, New Mexico, April 2016
Commentary by Bruce Berman
The Relics of Light and Shadow series is an ongoing project since 2010.
From the very beginning of my life in photography I’ve always spent a lot of time “out there,” in the backlands of America. One of my first published pieces (October 1969)Â was for the Christian Science Monitor (I was their Midwest photographer, based out of Chicago, from 1969 thru 1973). It was a pieceÂ I did on the coming ofÂ the fallow harvest times of the Midwest, showing images of the solitude that comes with the coming of winter, locking down hearth and home, the time when “it,” the harsh wintertime, is coming and all you can do is get yourself ready for “it.”
Relic #10, Kelly, New Mexico
2010, by Bruce Berman
Highway 28, southern New Mexico,
2013, by Bruce Berman
Relics of Light and Shadow #9, Magdalena,
New Mexico, 2010, by Bruce Berman
Relics of Light and Shadow #12, Overpass to Juarez, 2014
Relics of Light and Shadow #16, JuÃ¡rez, 2011