John Metoyer's Blood Migration brings together the photographs and poetry of one of America's most gifted
contemporary artists. His strange, deeply moving, often terrifying yet beautiful photographs come from a
unique, magically real world of his own making, a world that can both comfort and disturb. His poetry has a
similar universality about it, and ranges from poems on the African-American experience to what he ironically
calls "love's post mortem changes."
Blood Migration is illustrated with 19 original images, presents a wide range of classic photographic processes
including hand-coated cyanotypes, kallitypes, platinum and palladium prints.
This title is the thirtieth book published by 21ST Editions. Its publication also coincides with the ten year
anniversary of the founding of the press in 1998. We at 21ST Editions have chosen Blood Migration as our
celebratory title to mark these two milestones.
Photographs and poems by John Metoyer
Introduction by John Wood
Edition of 38 numbered and 10 lettered copies
18 bound, plus 1 fully signed and free-standing, platinum prints
Handcrafted in the United States