Sinkholes of Florida is a riso-printed photobook by Charleston, SC-based photographer Kathleen Saunders. Cover design, layout, and binding by Erik Pedersen at Drum Machine Editions. Printed by Colin Sutherland at Woolly Press. Cover, title page, and colophon set exclusively in ITC Ronda by Herb Lubalin (ITC, 1970).
Kathleen Saunders (Charleston, SC) is a photographer who frequently returns to Florida’s natural springs. Her work engages both the environmental precarity and history of kitschy tourism surrounding the state’s once-pristine aquifers. She has interviewed local historians and retired mermaids and pored over dense water quality studies. In her riso-printed photobook, Sinkholes of Florida, Saunders distills this body of work into a deadpan collection of found images which oscillate between humor and dread.
First printing 19 December 2020. Limited edition of 100. Riso-printed in black and bright red ink on FPC Madero Beach (70#T).