Rare Earth Elements in Photography, 2015
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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

Lanthanum, 2015

Terbium, 2015

Yttrium, 2015

Dysprosium, 2015

 

     

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