Gregory Halpern’s beautiful and eerie photograph of a California fire captures an otherworldly landscape. “Watching the dry brush ignite, it seemed as if nothing would stop the flames,” Halpern recounts. “The scale was larger than anything I had ever seen, almost mythical.” Halpern has published three books of photographs, including A (J&L Books, 2011), Omaha Sketchbook (J&L Books, 2009), and Harvard Works Because We Do (Quantuck Lane, 2003). He is the editor, along with Jason Fulford, of The Photographer’s Playbook: Over 250 Assignments and Ideas (Aperture, 2014). Most recently he released East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Études Books, 2015), a collaborative book with Ahndraya Parlato. Halpern holds a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and an MFA from California College of the Arts, an currently teaches photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2014, he received a fellowship from Guggenheim Foundation. His latest book ZZYZX is published by MACK, and was awarded “Photobook of the Year” by Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation. Halpern participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in August 2014.