California Book Awards has honored Valley of Shadows and Dreams with the Gold Medal for its contribution to publishing. Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored the exceptional literary merit of California writers and publishers. Each year a select jury considers hundreds of books in search of the very best in literary achievement. Eligible books must [...]
Below are just a few of the ways this project has been used — reviews, illustrations and articles. September 27, 2012 “What Krugman and Stiegliz can tell us” by Jacob Hacke ad Paul Pierson Photo and extended captions illustrates these two book reviews. July/August, 2012 News Photographer, NPPA, “California’s Fantasy Dream” By Melanie Light and Photographs [...]
Join the us and the Pesticide Action Network(PAN) to an evening of thanks and celebration along with organic desserts, wine and cheest on the 30th anniversary of PAN;s founding. Ken and Melanie LIght’s book and exhibit, “Valley of Shadows & Dreams” will be open to guests and a book signing will be held from 7-8pm. [...]
October 12, 2012 7:30 pm San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street) Ticket Information: $10.00 general admission $5.00 students with ID— TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR As part of the Photo Alliance 10th Anniversary Lecture Series Ken Light will give a lecture with an introduction by Paul [...]
Sep 29, 2012 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm Join Ken Light as he shares stories and inspiration from his career-from his early work experiences to his most recent project with author Melanie Light, Valley of Shadows and Dreams, a photographic exploration of California’s Central Valley now on view in the Art Gallery. A book signing [...]
On view in in OMCA’s Gallery of California Art, the exhibition is the first of an ongoing series exploring contemporary topics in California through photography. In the tradition of great partnerships such as the iconic collaborations such as Dorothea Lange and her husband, Paul Taylor, the Lights provide a fresh, contemporary view of both the [...]
July 1, 2012 Check out the interview with Ken and Melanie at this British Photo site>
On June 16th, Malcolm Jones did a very thoughtful review of the book. They also published a gallery of images.
The Huffington Post announced the launch of El Huffington Post on June 7th. The site is produced in partnership with El Paisin Madrid. We are very fortunate to have our June 3rd event covered today: Sueños y Sombras en California: la realidad del Valle Central
The Times published a beautiful spread of this project in the Sunday Review Section on May 20th and the online version is published in their Exposure section.
Join us for music and good community at Arte Americas in Fresno. The American Friends Service Committee on Human Migration and Mobility is hosting an event at this amazing place. We will be part of a panel discussion with Radio Bilingue Executive Director, Hugo Morales and others. More details coming soon — this one is [...]
This event will be held at the Community Media Center of Marin and here is the agenda: 7 PM Opening and Introduction 7:10 CalWatch Video 7:20 Interview 8:00 Q&A with audience More details soon…
California Institute for Rural Studies just posted an interview they did with us online. This is a great org — check them out!! Here is the interview: Rural California Report (RCR): How did you choose the title for your book? What does it represent? Melanie (M): The title of the book was Ken’s idea, but [...]
The 32nd festival will honor Woodie Guthrie and has invited Valley of Shadows and Dreams to attend, too!! 2012 marks Guthrie’s centennial, and the Steinbeck Center will present an exhibition, “Woody Guthrie at One Hundred,” in cooperation with the Grammy Museum and the Woody Guthrie archives. Guthrie’s daughter Nora Guthrie is scheduled to appear at [...]
Fresno Regional Foundation Ceremony for their 2012 Arts and Culture Grant Presentation Valley of Shadows and Dreams will be the featured guest at this wonderful event. We are very honored to share in their good work to improve life for all valley residents. 6pm 875 Divisadero Street Fresno, CA 93721This is a public event for [...]
We are thrilled to have this amazing organization use our material to report on the conditions in the Central Valley. Please have a look!
Join Ken and Melanie Light for a signing of their book Valley of Shadows and Dreams. ICP store from 6 – 7:30pm 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street New York, NY 10036 Directions
If you can’t make it to Berkeley, join us in DUMBO at Umbrage Gallery on April 5th for our exhibition opening and book signing from 6-8pm. Umbrage Gallery 111 Front Street #208 Brooklyn, NY 11201 Directions
Join photographer Ken Light, author Melanie Light and special guest Thomas Steinbeck for a reception, converation and book signing to celebrate the upcoming release of their new book. Images and text are on Exhibit through May 15th. March 16th 6pm – 9pm Wine reception at 6pm Conversation at 7pm Book signing to follow U.C. Berkeley’s [...]