I FOUGHT THE LAW: PHO­TO­GRAPHS

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - Books - By Olivia Locher by Hil­lary Rod­ham Clin­ton by Ta-ne­hisi Coates by Don­ald Miller by Brené Brown by David Jeremiah by Mark Sis­son by Max Lu­cado

True or false: In Alaska, it is il­le­gal for an in­tox­i­cated per­son to be in an es­tab­lish­ment that serves al­co­hol. It sounds para­dox­i­cal, but it’s ac­tu­ally true. In I Fought the Law, Olivia Locher il­lus­trates puz­zling, out­dated and in some cases merely le­gendary laws from across Amer­ica, a clever and of­ten hu­mor­ous look at le­gal his­tory and “the let­ter of the law.” “Some re­main on the statute books, the ma­jor­ity of them were at one point re­moved, oth­ers never be­came laws … and a few of them are com­plete myths,” writes Locher, who “de­cided to with­hold whether a law is fact or myth.”

Locher uses these quirky laws (or fab­ri­ca­tions) as captions for her work. Like laws, pho­to­graphs have tra­di­tion­ally been thought of as ir­refutably truth­ful, but these are staged, highly styl­ized shots, which fur­ther com­pli­cates the bound­ary be­tween fact and fic­tion. That’s the cen­tral ten­sion in this col­lec­tion of mostly con­cep­tual still-life pho­tog­ra­phy: the in­ter­ac­tion be­tween the photos and text keeps you on your toes. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. What Hap­pened We Were Eight Years in Power Build­ing a Sto­rybrand Brav­ing the Wilder­ness A Life Be­yond Amaz­ing The Keto Re­set Diet Anx­ious for Noth­ing

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