Leonard Sussman Publishes Entre Vents, Racines et Rocs/Among Winds, Rocks, and Roots

Professor Leonard Sussman, who teaches photography in Weissman’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, and whose Mediterranean images of continental Italy and Sardinia are already well-known, turns his lens towards some of the secret landscapes of the Mont Ventoux region of Provence, in Entre Vents, Racines et Rocs/Among Winds, Rocks, and Roots. This new book features 26 black and white photographs in 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch format showing the landscape around Mont Ventoux, a 6,000-foot  mountain in the northern part of Provence.

Leonard Sussman began this project two years ago at the invitation of Joël Claude Meffre, a poet from Provence, whose work also appears in the book.


Leonard Sussman (San Francisco, California, 1947) has been photographing for over 40 years. He has had numerous individual and group exhibits in the United States and Europe. He was represented by the Witkin Gallery in New York until it closed in 1998.

Sussman worked exclusively in black and white until his recent digital color work in Berlin, Turin, and Provence. His major published work is Sardinia , 2000.

Sussman has a B.A. in Art from the University of California, Berkeley (1968) and an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (1977). He is a Professor of Art at Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Major projects include:

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Provence, France
Landscapes. In black and white and digital color.

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Torino, Italy
The urban transportation network in Torino, including: the new subway system, busses, trams, and the users of the system. In digital color.

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Berlin, Germany
The urban environment including the the Berlin Subway system as well as visual relationships between structures, artifacts and riders. In black and white and digital color.

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Landscapes. In black and white.

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Landscapes and urban street scenes of Tuscany, Umbria, Liguria, Emilia-Romana, and Piedmont. In black and white.

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Wall Street
Street scenes of the urban environment. In black and white.

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