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Short Track



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A breathtaking look at the world of semi-professional dirt track racing: from the downtrodden bombers and high-end stock cars to the fans, drivers and mechanics' lives on and off the track. Mendel has travelled to the Deep South, Arizona and New Mexico - hotbeds of stock car racing - to capture the raw power and gritty determination of life on the short track. This book puts readers in the passenger's seat for an up-close ride through the world of one of the most dangerous, grease-splattered, high-octane pastime.

Author Biography

Jake Mendel is a photographer living in Santa Fe. He was born and raised in Alabama, and he received his BS from the University of Alabama in 1971. Although he harbored a passion for photography, he put it aside to pursue a career with his father's company. In 1999 he left the family business to return to photography full-time. Since then, Mendel's photographs have been included in various solo and group exhibitions throughout New Mexico and Alabama. Darius Himes is a founding member and Acquiring Editor of Radius Books, a non-profit, Santa Fe-based art book publisher created in 2007. Prior to that he was the Editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photography books. He is also a lecturer, consultant, educator, and writer, having contributed to Aperture, Blind Spot, Bookforum, BOMB, PDN, and American Photo.
Release date Australia
October 12th, 2009
By (artist) Jake Mendel
Country of Publication
United States
75 Illustrations, unspecified
powerHouse Books,U.S.
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