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THE NEW YORKER

BURNS

Nadel’s photographs of snow-covered forests in mountainous northwester Montana that have been burned in wildfires look like ink drawings or etchings. From a distance, perspective collapses, and the leafless trees are nothing more than thousands of thin lines – tough whiskers on the landscape. Although these are color photographs, the effect is crisp, graphic black-and-white; even at closer range, the trees appear nearly colorless. Working with a traditional four-by-five view camera, Nadel turns out images with a brilliant clarity that’s most remarkable in the smaller prints here, where the forest seems poised between devastation and rebirth.

Review by Vince Aletti, March 28, 2011

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, February 26, 2011