Ken Light Gallery
“Ken Light’s book, a thoughtful and humane work, is a new, sensitive reanalysis of our dependence on the Valley, told through elegant pictures and text. The pictures are personal; they recall the tradition of the documentary photographs of the region’s artistic forebears, especially Dorothea Lange’s, but they are new, and — if one can even hazard the word in such situations — very beautiful.”
--Sandra S. Phillips, Senior Curator of Photography, San Francisco Musuem of Modern Art

Archival contemporary prints are available for purchase from Ken Light. Each is printed on silver gelatin paper, toned and signed by the photographer. A limited number of vintage prints (printed in the 70s and 80s) are also available. All prints are available in 11 x 14, 16 x 20 and 20x24 sizes. For inquiries about fine art prints please email:

Several collections from Ken Light's stock list may be viewed on this Web site:

  • Appalachia
  • California Workers
  • Chain Gang
  • Child Labor
  • High School
  • The Sixties
  • Texas Death Row
  • Farm Workers
  • Mississippi Delta
  • California Central Valley
  • Immgration, Undocumented Workers and Mexico

    A limited number of book/print special editions, including a signed book and prints are still available from With These Hands, Delta Time, Texas Death Row, Coal Hollow and Valley of Shadows and Dreams. The special edition from To The Promised Land is sold out. For a brochure or inquiries about fine art prints please see contact information.

    Valley of Shadows and Dreams limited book and print edition is limited to 50 sets only.

    Sets 1-25 come with an original signed and numbered hardbound book and a signed platinum print. The platinum print is handmade by master printer Chris McCaw on 10 x 10 art paper.

    Sets 26-50 include an original signed hardbound book and a signed silver gelatin print. These 8 x 10 silver gelatin prints are handmade by Ken Light.

    The publication of the book was supervised by the photographer, Ken Light and beautifully published by Heyday Books. It is a hardbound volume of 156 pages, 113 duotones, each image with a block varnish. Text is by Melanie Light with a forward by Thomas Steinbeck. Each set is housed in a custom made box with a silkscreened cover.

    Price available upon request.


    Please click on any of the images below to see a photo gallery from that book.

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