Tria Giovan transports viewers to the Hamptons, to a pristine and fragile landscape of immeasurable variation and on a journey through the totality of the circle of time. The photographs are a meditation paying homage to a place where change is constant, primordial forces resonate, and the spirit is restored. Through a decade of seasons Giovan charted the permutations of tides, wind, sand, and sky. The 63 selected images featured in Sand Sea Sky: The Beaches of Sagaponack document a meteorological drama ranging from the threatening and explosive storm to the suffusing sunlight of midday and incandescent gloaming. In their invitation to become motionless they acquire an affecting intimate immensity that echoes America’s enduring belief in the transcendent spiritual beauty of nature. Tria Giovan An inveterate traveler raised in the Caribbean whose photography assignments have taken her all over the world, Giovan’s work has been published in Aperture, Elle, Esquire, Harpers, Travel & Leisure, and Vogue among many other publications. Her work has been exhibited in New York City, Athens, Greece, Washington, DC, and Havana, Cuba, and is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the Jewish Museum, and the NY Public Library. Her first book Cuba: The Elusive Island was published by Harry N. Abrams in 1996.
binding: hardback with jacket
release: Spring 2012