Zimmerman's monograph One Voice, has been published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg.
There is a hidden beauty in many things, and the pile of abandoned clothing attracted me first by its palette and form, and by its odd two-dimensionality.
Then I met the man who lived beneath it.
His shelter was a hole in the ground, roofed with tin and supported by an abandoned refrigerator. He scavenged for discarded clothing which became thatch for the roof to repel the scorching summer sun and to insulate against the frigid winter nights.
This weather beaten pile of clothing became an inventory of human existence.
"...Zimmerman's work is unique in that it is positioned at the crossroads of two traditions: landscape photography and the study of the impact of man on his environment, represented by photographers such as Robert Adams and Richard Misrach, both of whom he admires; and humanistic photography in the tradition of the Farm Security Administration, which documented the great migrations in the wake of the Depression. Whether indirectly, through photos of the territory, or directly, through portraits, it is always people who are at the center of Zimmerman's preoccupations".
- Carole Naggar
This work explores the dwindling remnants of the vast, undeveloped desert regions of the Southwest U.S.
"...a unique vision of beauty, poetry and power possible in great landscape photography."
- Mary Ellen Mark
Large-format portraits of the local inhabitants of this coastal Louisiana community first impacted by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The portraits are of a cross-section of local residents; tradesman, fisherman, teachers, oil spill laborers and others whose lives were forever changed by this tragedy.
(2003 - 2007)
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(2008 - 2009)
Ganga Sagar Mela
Sagar Island, Bay of Bengal, India
Traditionally considered to be the end of the Ganges River, the annual festival Ganga Sagar Mela draws millions to the banks of the Ganges at the Bay of Bengal.