Arista Slater-Sandoval of photo-eye reviewed Tomas van Houtryve’s Lines and Lineage in the Book of the Week series. Read it here.
“The images illuminate the lives of the people who inherited this history and land. The included timeline places the conquest, colonization, and independence of Mexico opposite similar points in American history. This transforms the still landscapes into haunting memorials. Like a macabre scavenger hunt, we look for remnants of the past in the present: Does the land remember the battles that took place on its back? Do the ghosts of people killed show themselves in the whisper of the collodion ripple?”