GIVE ME SHELTER

BY J. M. FELSON

ACTON EDITIONS

Give Me Shelter explores the American frontier of our cultural imagination, juxtaposing J. M. Felson’s contemporary photographs of what remains of the traditions and myths we associate with the Wild West with haunting images taken by Gifford McGinty, a personal chronicle of his experience serving as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War.

 

“Photography is said to stop time, one of
its magical attributes... The photographs so carefully collected in this volume tell us of both a continuing and a buried history, and how sometimes reality doesn’t match up to the dream. It’s a sobering message. But one worth taking in so that we might begin to transcend the cycles of history which no longer serve us.”

– Scarlet Cheng, from the Introduction