October 18, 2002 |
Kahn and Selesnick's entrancing new series of photographs, "City of Salt," clearly isn't set in the present or in the immediate vicinity. But the stories it tells in words and pictures are familiar. Using the intensified language of myth, the work chronicles the eternal human quest for the secrets of existence, the treasures of the Earth, power, and glory. These ends remain, of course, elusive.