Thursday, July 8, 2010

Phil Underdown: Grassland

Phil Underdown's book, Grassland, is now out with photo-eye.  This project was produced concurrently with The Trapper's Lament, which was selected by Darius Himes for first Hey, Hot Shot! Curator's Choice Award.

Both bodies of work were produced in response to changes in the landscape of a small area.  Grassland follows what happened when an abandoned airstrip was reclaimed by nature and then turned into a national wildlife refuge, similar to Joel Sternfeld's Walking the High LineThe Trappers Lament shows the aftermath following the removal of beavers from the forest by a trapper.  Both are quiet but beautiful landscapes.

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