Anastasia Photo is pleased to present Bruce Haley’s first exhibit at the gallery. The photographs present Haley's stark, graphic black and white perspective on the realities of mining in today's American West.
Bruce Haley is the recipient of the Robert Capa Gold Medal, one of the most prestigious photography awards in the world, for his coverage of the civil war in Burma and he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Baltimore Sun in 1992, for helping to break the story of the famine in Somalia. This self-taught photographer with a military and police background began his career in 1988, covering Afghanistan's mujahideen resistance to Soviet occupation. Over the course of 20+ years in the field, Haley has expanded his subject matter well beyond the battlefield, working across multiple camera formats. He has explored topics as diverse as the Bolivian altiplano, Eastern Europe's persecuted Roma Gypsies, the decaying infrastructure of Soviet-era industry, and the timber and extractive industries in the American West. Haley's photographs have appeared in numerous books, magazines and newspapers worldwide, as well as exhibited in major museums and galleries all over the world.
This exhibition consists of large format black and white panoramics, detailing the extreme rugged landscape, the mining sites, and the town interiors within two counties in Nevada, Esmeralda & Nye. The images pay homage to early photographs of the American landscape by Timothy O’Sullivan and Carleton Watkins and more contemporary new topographics artists, like Robert Adams and Lewis Baltz.
Anastasia Photo specializes in documentary photography and Photojournalism. The gallery also serves as a center for discussion and portfolio review. To connect these photographic images and the events they depict, Anastasia Photo endows each exhibition with a related, on site, philanthropic organization. With this exhibition we have selected to support, The Conservation Fund, (www.conservationfund.org).