Hard Rain: Our Headlong Collision with Nature
By Mark Edwards and Lloyd Timberlake, lyric by Bob Dylan
Published by Still Pictures Moving Words Ltd., 2006
A fantstic piece of literature, and a stunning pice of artwork; the photography is hard-hitting and heart-wrenching; the text is interesting and informative, but also equally distressing. The images draw you into the heart of people's lives with Dylan's lyrics echoing in the background; the two go hand in hand. The time taken and the distances travelled to bring these pictures together reflects the photographers' hard work and dedication, and has captured moments in time that fit so justly to the lyrics of this classic track. The photographs and information suplied in this book will be an eye-opener to some and a reminder to many of the consequences we may have to face due to the disruption we are bringing on our planet. This book brings a powerful message home of how human poverty is so closely linked to the degradation of our planet. The work of three great artists, this book will be appreciated by environmentalists of all levels.
Review by Jenny Towill