Human Debris is a commentary on what humans leave in the natural landscape. The project spotlights the environmental condition of Houston’s waterways through the building of site-specific sculptures assembled out of harvested debris collected from the beach. Each found material lends itself to a new creation, encompassing the former life of the debris into each sculpture. These objects are simply artifacts to support the work, photographed in interaction with the landscape, then left to be discovered.
This work challenges viewers to reflect upon our consumer culture, the relationship we have with our environment, and the pervasion of pollution.
— Jeremy Underwood
In each of August Sander’s pictures Michael Somoroff has erased the subject, retaining only the background, removing what we have always believed to be the “essential element” — the subject, the portrait.
These complex multimedia installation pieces attempt to unravel the controversial custom of foot-binding and reinterpret it for a contemporary audience.
A contemplative, photo-documentary exploration of how the not-too-distant Soviet past continues to echo in a small village on the outskirts of Riga, Latvia.
More than one million immigrants (many adolescents or barely over 18) are scrambling to stay alive in Greece — kids who have not been able to experience their youth.