Mine Fields (a sequel to Bill Burke's justly famous I Want to Take Picture), is Burke's scrapbook of his life and his pursuit of the history and daily life of Cambodia. Part adventure story, part personal confession, part travelogue, and always fascinating, Burke's negotiation of the mine fields of divorce and war is a compelling collage of photographs, found objects, stories, and the contrast between glorious ancient temples and the horrors of war and genocide.
Burke designed the book entirely in the offset printing medium, without computer resources. Also included with the book is a booklet 16-page journal/book insert (8 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches) with illustrations of samples from Burke's personal journals, and including 11 black and white reproductions of Polaroid prints.
Size: 11.5 x 8.75 inches
Publisher: Nexus Press
Publication Date: September 1995
Available from the gallery for $150