Rare Earth Elements in Photography, 2015

These rare earth elements are harvested for photography: from the cameras to the printers. Photography is a construction, fabrication, and truth, and unpacking parts of its complex material ecosystem has become my intimate research subject. The medium slides precariously in and out of many ethical arguments for and against it: it can illuminate injustices while simultaneously exaggerating them through material processes.

Euripoum, 2015
Monazite, 2015 Lutetium, 2015

Neodymium, 2015

Gadolinium, 2015

Terbium, 2015 Yttrium, 2015 Dysprosium, 2015