Since 2008, at the onset of the Great Recession, photographer and conceptual artist Jonathan Blaustein has been working on art projects that investigate consumption in America, and he brings them together in one narrative in his first book, Extinction Party. // As the world grapples with the impact of climate change in the 21st Century, Blaustein's art presents a deconstructed view of the manner in which humans churn up the planet's resources for profit. Whether photographing food from around the world, nature harvested on his property outside Taos, NM, years worth of accumulated junk in his former studio, or party supplies from the mega-corporation Party City, the consistent message is that we're eating away at our home planet, at considerable peril to all its existing species. Party on! // Released March 2020. Photographs by Jonathan Blaustein. Essay by Kevin Kwan.
Publisher: Yoffy Press