Dooby Lane

This publication was a product of Professor Goin's summer workshop, "Photography & The Artist's Book." Students worked in the field during the summer recording, documenting, processing, and printing black & white negatives. The photographs are included in the publication accompanying Gary Snyder's recast of the rock poetry of DeWayne Williams.

An intense collaborative workshop with students, poet Gary Snyder, and Black Rock Press master printer John Balkwill resulting in a limited edition accordion book Dooby Lane: A Testament Inscribed in Stone Tablets by DeWayne Williams with original photographs and exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art. This publication has become a national collector's edition, and is worth more than $1,000 at last review.

This site, in the Black Rock country of northern Nevada, has suffered from neglect (Mr. Williams is now deceased), from vandalism, from well-intentioned aficionados who add or rearrange the rocks, and from severe winter storms during 1997. At that time, a major mudslide and water flow decimated a large section of this important area. The photographs are now historically significant, and represent the major survey of this eccentric work.