Artists featured in The Calm before The Storm
Tomberlin creates images that question how our human drive for survival has evolved into our twenty-first century consumer culture of pleasurable distractions, creature comforts, and capitalist morality.
© Eric Tomberlin, Eutrophication
Photographing her family’s farm over a period of years, Kathleen Robbins, who was awarded the 2011 PhotoNOLA Review Prize, explores her conflicted relationship with “home” and its connection to the land that her family has inhabited for generations.
© Kathleen Robbins, The Skinning House, courtesy of Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
A recipient of a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship, Pipo Nguyen-duy’s large-scale color photographs of solitary figures adrift in lush sometimes ravaged landscapes simultaneously examine and question the American frontier as a latter-day Eden. In photograph after photograph, the land becomes his personal metaphor for the human condition.
© Pipo Nguyen-duy, Mountain Fire, courtesy of Sam Lee Gallery
With her series, The Last Iceberg, Camille Seaman, a 2011 TED Fellow and 2006 Critical Mass 50 winner, chronicles icebergs that are visually beautiful yet mysterious. Often in the final stages of existence, their isolation reminds us of the ecological changes that are happening in the world today.
© Camille Seaman, Crumbling Iceberg I, Cape Adare, Antarctica