29 May '11, 3pm

7 new books showcase @OnEarthMag stellar roster of writers & photographers.

Triptychs have been around since the Middle Ages. To amplify the meaning of the Crucifixion, for example, painters might flank the central image with portraits of saints or other episodes from the life of Christ. The photojournalist Ed Kashi updates the idea of the triptych for the digital age, in which, he writes in his preface, "our ability to take in more than one image at a time has become innate." Kashi combed through 25 years of his work to combine apparently disparate subjects -- a deserted farmhouse in Northern Ireland, for example, juxtaposed with a scene of cattle grazing in South Dakota and another of a car and a hay bale on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -- to create composite images that are alternately moving and unsettling.

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