image by Ginevra Shay from Geographical survey
A short artist statement:
“The idea behind Geographical Survey is to simulate physical exploration of a landscape. In this series I’m experiencing Alaska through old survey maps via the scope of a Mamiya RB67. Through the view-finder I survey about 4x5” of the landscape at a time.”
image by Sarah Mitrani from Remember Me When I Am Gone Away
The project Remember Me When I Am Gone Away revolves around certain emotions of loss and emptiness. The quality of contemplative set of photographs is that it feels like if it has been created by anonymous person who has been confronted with dead of a relative.
Project description from artist’s website:
“When I was eleven years old, my younger sister Julie passed away. For ten years I have struggled to confront and understand her passing, as well as the monumental effect it has had upon my life. The feelings of grief and loss have become commonplace, yet over the years they have remained largely unresolved. Photography became my medium to explore these emotions. I sought to explore the effect grief has had upon my life as well as how it has affected others who have been through similar circumstances. I photographed spaces, always empty, that I believed correlated with a specific stage of loss: the hospital, the deceased children’s rooms, and my childhood home. The interiors all show an underlying feeling of absence. While there is a sense that something is missing, there is also a sense of hope. Although Julie will never be able to grow old, to experience life, it is up to the living to keep her memory, to make sure she does not fade quietly away. This project is not only an homage to Julie and her memory, but also to the living, those who are left behind.”
image by Chris Cox from Spiritual Lake
Chris Cox is a young American photographer (b. 1989) from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
image by Ben Huff from The last road north
Another great American documentary photography project from Alaska based photographer Ben Huff. This particular image seems to me like a homage of Stephen Shore’s or maybe Joel Sternfeld’s illusion of a journey trough the States.
Found via Broken Spine, where they posted a video listing of Huff’s book.
image by Jim Mangan from Time of Nothing, vol. 2
Jim Mangan created an interesting project that deals with manipulated landscape photography and outer view on earth’s landscapes.