The Nostalgic Heart is beautiful and heartfelt. It gives the word nostalgia its good and proper elegiac name again.”
Katherine Lanpher, author of Leap Days
“Conventional wisdom holds that travel is very broadening. This beguiling, unconventional book demonstrates that, for David Coggins at least, travel can also enhance focus. With his creative energies and humane curiosity, Coggins concentrates his attention on finding the heart of far-flung locales—a marvelous conceit, and one that offers endless possibility for encounter and discovery. In charting his course with words and images, he reveals himself, his hand, and his vision in the geography. His passion for experience and his modest, respectful awe in the face of cultures not his own resonate in every page.”
George Slade, Artistic Director, Minnesota Center for Photography