Our Ocean’s Edge

Photographs by Jasmine Swope

Narrative by Dwight Holing

Foreword by Wallace J Nichols

Hardcover,12 x 12 inches, 96 pages, 55 duotone plates

Published by Nazraeli Press

Publication date: Spring 2015

ISBN: 978-1-59005-419-2

California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all. Soon after the system was established, photographer Jasmine Swope set out to capture the essence of the marine parks. Her quest took her up and down California’s 1,100-mile long coastline. The result is “Our Ocean’s Edge,” a photographic documentary project coupled with original narratives written by author Dwight Holing that celebrates these fragile seascapes while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and inspiring conservation action. This beautiful clothbound monograph comprises 55 plates beautifully printed in duotone, and opens with a foreword by Wallace J Nichols. A special edition, featuring a signed original photograph presented with a copy of the book in a custom clamshell box, is also available.

Our Ocean's Edge (Special Edition)

Swope_Oceans_Edge_Box_002v2cropSpecial edition of 100 copies, each with a signed and numbered original archival pigment print, presented with a signed copy of the book in a custom clothbound clamshell box.


The following books are handmade by the artist and are a limited edition of signed and numbered copies. Each page is cut, scored and folded forming a two-page spread, which allows for the pages to open and lay flat within the binding. The books are printed with archival pigment ink on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte and are assembled using Positionable Mounting Adhesive and archival PVA glue. The cover is presented with a transparent archival polyester film.


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