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"Philip Metcalf and Patricia Galagan's Fire Ghosts is an ambitious and impressive book. The ambition is in the belief that two artists can combine their distinct sensibilities and visual styles to create one compelling narrative on a subject of timeless significance—the fiery death and sublime rebirth of a beloved American landscape in New Mexico. The impressive part is that they succeeded. When, in the future, visual artists consider collaborating, this is the book they will look to for inspiration."
—Sam Abell, National Geographic photographer

"Tracing fire history through scars is an old practice. But these photos by Metcalf and Galagan record a fire that scarred not just trees but the spirit. Like the images of tiny shoots amid looming boles, the book also speaks to a long, uncertain process of change that may or may not be healing. Fire Ghosts is a gripping poster for the Pyrocene."
—Stephen J. Pyne, author of Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America

"Fire Ghosts is a thoughtful and insightful look at the aftermath of a major wildfire. Though we may tend to view such events as 'destructive,' in reality wildfires just change the landscape. The photos by Metcalf and Galagan are a testimony to the rejuvenating powers of Nature. More than that, these stunning images, reminiscent of Ansel Adam's best work, capture the subtle and special beauty that comes to a forest restored to its simplest elements and help us appreciate the regenerative processes that maintain our ecosystems."
—George Wuerthner, author of Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy


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