Collaboration with Eliot Dudik

ONE DAY PROJECTS is committed to promoting creative dialogue by challenging artists to collaboratively produce and publish innovative projects within a 24-hour time period. Ragland and Dudik have produced three books, And light followed the flight of sound (2018), or give me death (2016), and bras-coupé (2015). Projects have been exhibited at the Phoenix Museum of Art, Candela Gallery and Books, and Griffn Museum of Photography and are placed in collections at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, Phoenix Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, New Orleans’ Contemporary Art Center, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, Duke University Archive of Documentary Arts, The College of William & Mary, Emory University Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Walter Royal Davis Library, and the Washington & Lee University Leyburn Library.


And light followed the flight of sound, 2018
Handmade accordian book with foil stamp cover, mylar slip case, and enclosed saddle-stiched zine. Essay by Catherine Wilkins, Ph.D.
Edition of 150 (sold out)
8x6x1 in. x 27 ft.
Featuring works by Ben Alper; Morgan Ashcom; Julia Bennett; Allison Beondé; Rachel Boillot; Christa Bowden; Aaron Canipe; Caleb Churchill; Daniel W. Coburn; Cary Conover; Mark Dorf; Joy Drury Cox; Eliot Dudik; Matt Eich; Lisa Elmaleh; AnnieLaurie Erickson; Jenny Fine; Annie Flanagan; Adam Forrester; Jill Frank; Matthew Gamber; Nathaniel Grann; Meg Griffiths; Joshua Dudley Greer; Daniel George; David Goldes; Thomas Locke Hobbs; Frances Jakubek; William Knipscher; Shane Lavalette; Sophie T. Lvoff; Elise Kirk; Devin Lunsford; Paula McCartney; Lisa McCarty; Sarah Meadows; Lindsay Metivier; Brittany Nelson; Lori Nix; Greta Pratt; Thalassa Raasch; Tom Rankin; Jared Ragland; Justin James Reed; Whitten Sabbatini; Anastasia Samoylova; Mark Steinmetz; Justine Tobiasz; Jonathan Traviesa; Ian van Coller; Sara J. Winston; Keith Yahrling

On August 21, 2017, the total solar eclipse provided a rare opportunity for people across the United States to experience a collective encounter. Despite the prevalence of contemporary political and cultural polarization, more than 215 million Americans – 88% of the country’s total population – stood side by side and looked skyward together, sharing in a quieting, unifying act.

Inspired by both the natural wonder and symbolic possibilities of this unique occurrence, photographers from inside and outside the path of totality were invited to document and share their experiences. The resulting book features 85 images by 52 emergent and established photographic artists. Edited, designed and produced by Jared Ragland and Eliot Dudik. Production was made possible by a grant from the College of William & Mary Dean’s Fund; portions of the book were edited during a workshop with students from Duke University’s MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts program.

Or Give Me Death, 2016
Saddle-stitched and laser printed with foldout pigment print cover

or give me death is a meditation on patriotism and civil liberties, interweaving references to revolutionaries including Founding Father Patrick Henry, slave rebellion leader Gabriel Prosser, and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Photographed, printed and bound on the occasion of the Candela Books + Gallery Indie PhotoBook Showcase, May 4-7, 2016 in Richmond, Va., the book is the second collaborative one day project by Eliot Dudik and Jared Ragland.