RAIN - OUR HEADLONG COLLISION WITH NATURE, by Mark Edwards and
Lyric by Bob Dylan
July, 1969: photographer Mark Edwards, lost on the edge of the Sahara desert, is rescued by a Tuareg nomad who takes him to his people. He rubs two sticks together to make a fire and produces an old cassette player.
Bob Dylan sings “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”: “sad forests”, “dead oceans”, “where the people are many and their hands are all empty.” As Dylan piles image upon image, Edwards has the idea to illustrate each line of the song. In the years that follow, he travels around the world on assignments that allow him to capture the photographs that turn Dylan’s prophetic words into images of the real world.
Still Pictures Moving Words Ltd 2006 (2 variants), London 2006, 120 pages
Mark Edwards is the only author's name on the cover of 2nd and 3rd editions:
2nd edition, Hard Rain Project 2007, 183 pages ISBN 9781905588015
3rd edition, Hard Rain Project 2009, 167 pages. ISBN 978-1905588022