Weaving together the archaeologic fragility of ceramic sculpture with the silent freeze of landscape photography, Rachael Marne Jones and Ryan Keith Parker examine humankind’s ineffectual mark on the environment. Using the remains of intention to construct a path through the future, Jones and Parker explore quiet moments left in the wake of western society’s simultaneously ambitious and destructive drive to evolve. Through the careful observation of objects and phenomena, Jones and Parker note the subtle nuances of how inequitable resource extraction and exploitation have influenced the ebb and flow of life on earth.
The exhibition is on display as part of Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss, a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention which seeks to provoke societal change by exposing and interrogating the negative social and environmental consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction.
“There were a lot of great submissions which made the final culling very difficult. But I hope we have a JRNL 3 that will be of interest to the wider photo community” says JRNL 3 Guest Editor Joanna Milter. Having work looked at, pondered, and eventually selected by such an influential connoisseur of contemporary photography as Joanna represents a uniquely meaningful publication opportunity, one we are incredibly excited to have been able to offer to the FotoFilmic community. As Joanna stated, many, many laudable analog works from meriting photographers came through, each of them meeting her eyes, attention, and calibrated consideration.
The wait is now over and we couldn’t get more excited to announce the 12 next JRNL photographers going to press in December! Big congratulations to them for such a ringing endorsement of their work!