Kathleen Saunders (Charleston, South Carolina) 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.
Printed by Colin Sutherland at Woolly Press in Asheville, North Carolina. Cover design and binding by Erik Pedersen at Drum Machine Editions. First printing 19 December 2020. Limited edition of 100. Riso-printed in black and bright red ink on FPC Madero Beach (70#T).
100% of the artist’s profit from this book is donated to 1000 Friends of Florida, a nonprofit dedicated to saving special places and building better communities across the state, including protecting Florida’s aquifers. Learn more here