Photography by Kevin Greenblat, Writing by Philipp Meyer

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When I look at a plant, I don’t just see the plant itself. I see a living part of our history. I see how our ancestors learned to thrive in this country. I see the foods and tools that allowed them to feed their families, fall in love, and build their lives and communities.  – Excerpt of Foreword by Philipp Meyer


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Kevin Greenblat has been working in the visual arts since his studies at Vassar College and Parsons School of Design. While he has taken photographs all around the world, his primary interest in photography remains close to home— telling the stories of people from the places he loves best: Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico. His photographs are archived at the Wittliff Collections in San Marcos. He currently lives in Austin, Texas. This is his first photography book.

To see other work by Kevin please click here.


 Photo by Tamir Kalifa

Photo by Tamir Kalifa

Philipp Meyer is the author of the critically lauded novel American Rust, winner of the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second novel, The Son, was an international bestseller and has been translated into more than twenty languages. In America, The Son was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and in France it won the Prix Littérature-Monde as well as the Lucien Barrière prize. Meyer is a Guggenheim Fellow and one of the The New Yorker’s 20 best writers under 40. He recently adapted The Son into an AMC original series, serving as creator, head writer, and executive producer. He lives in Austin, Texas.