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Still Points

Still Points

Robert Gardner

Edited by Adele Pressman

ISBN 9780873658706

Publication date: 09/10/2018

Still Points is a collection of remarkable and evocative still photographs taken by award-winning nonfiction filmmaker and author Robert Gardner during his anthropological and filming expeditions around the world. Thousands of his original photographic transparencies and negatives from the Kalahari Desert, New Guinea, Colombia, India, Ethiopia, Niger, and other remote locations are now housed in the Photographic Archives of Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. This elegantly produced volume presents a curated selection of more than 70 color and black-and-white images made by Gardner between the 1950s and the 1980s. Edited by Adele Pressman, Gardner's wife and literary executor, and with a foreword by Eliot Weinberger, Still Points both honors an important and influential artist and reveals new dimensions in his work.

“There at the end of the endless cycles of time and the loops of film is stillness, and these still photos.”—From the foreword by Eliot Weinberger


  • Robert Gardner was a nonfiction filmmaker, author, and founder of the Film Study Center at Harvard. His films include Dead Birds and Forest of Bliss.
  • Adele Pressman, a psychiatrist practicing in Cambridge MA is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
  • Eliot Weinberger is an essayist, editor, and translator. His books include The Ghosts of Birds and An Elemental Thing.

Book Details

  • 112 pages
  • 9-1/4 x 11-1/2 inches
  • Peabody Museum Press
  • Foreword by Eliot Weinberger

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