Remnants of an Exodus

by Al J Thompson



Remnants of an Exodus is Al J Thompson's first monograph: a love letter to his second home of Spring Valley, NY, a Caribbean immigrant community, 40 minutes from New York City.

The case bound, 104 page book with a red PVC insert, is comprised of 55 black and white photographs made over several years. Thompson observes and experiences change firsthand, as the community undergoes a dramatic shift in both demographic and political landscapes. In turn, he finds Spring Valley fraught with insecurity and uncertainty but bound by love.

The book includes an essay by Shane Rocheleau entitled Gathering Remnants.

The work has been featured in The New Yorker, Rocket Science Magazine, C41, Musee Magazine, Lenscratch and many more.