TENDER MINT is a photo book containing photographs made in Jordan during 2011-2014 when Lynn Alleva Lilley lived in Amman with her family. The photographs present the experience of loss and grief as well as surprising, otherworldly beauty. TENDER MINT was published in June 2017 by The Eriskay Connection (Breda, Netherlands). https://www.eriskayconnection.com/home/61-tender-mint.html

A special thank you to Terri Weifenbach for her help with early edits of TENDER MINT and for her mentorship and friendship over the years.

A huge thank you to The Eriskay Connection and Rob van Hoesel for his beautiful design and help throughout the editing process and to Sebastiaan Hanekroot (Colour&Books) for the gorgeous lithography. A special thank you to the poet Jane Hirshfield for permission to include her poem, Sheep, and to translator Nazih Kassis for permission to include the poem, I Don't Blame You, by poet Samih al-Qasim who died in 2014.

Book specifications:



205× 297 mm

144 pages

otastar with linen outer cover, full-colour offset, EN

photography: Lynn Alleva Lilley

poems: Jane Hirschfield, Samih al-Qasim

design: Rob van Hoesel

lithography: Sebastiaan Hanekroot (Colour&Books)

production: Jos Morree (Fine Books)

binding: Hexspoor (Boxtel, NL)

edition: 750