2016-2018 San Francisco, CA
8/12/18 – It has been a long two years since I last posted on this Library Road Trip site. A lot of water under the bridge, so to speak. Ellen and I have continued to work on our project on libraries and literacy in Stockton called On Reading in the San Joaquin. A few weeks ago we photographed California’s Poet Laureate Dana Gioia giving a reading at The Write Space in Stockton.
Also, we completed our commissioned project on the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC and published a book from that project called Photographing Shakespeare The Folger Shakespeare Library. We did a book launch at the Folger Library in June.
We are now coming back to our Global Library Project which took a little vacation after our last blog in 2016 from Moscow. The good news is that I received a Fulbright Global Scholar Fellowship this Spring which will allow Ellen and I to photograph the interaction between libraries and refugees in Greece, Italy and Israel for the next six months. After that we hope to extend the work for two more months in Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Bosnia. I call it our Fulbright odyssey and we start September 1st. The Library Road Trip continues!
For those of you that have been following this blog I wanted to let you know that we will be starting it again after we recover from jet-lag in Athens in September. For those of you that are new to the blog I wanted to extend a welcome and look forward to communicating with you over the next eight months. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or suggestions. Besides being the longest, this may be one of the most interesting road trips we have ever done. Can’t wait to start!