TITLE: Angry Black Snake
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Corridore
These images are part of an on-going photographic series that have resulted from numerous road trips since 1995. The images explore our need to impose our mark on the landscape and portray the effects of human consumption and intervention within the landscape.
In the words of Aperture book publisher Lesley A. Martin, "Corridore's project, Angry Black Snake, is an exercise in minimalism. Each image has been pared down to the barest of elements—urgent gestures and barely traceable figures cloaked in smoke and dust. Yet each image pulses with palpable emotional tension, telegraphed by these barest of representational sketches and the subtle shifting colors of the clouds that descend upon each scene like a flimsy curtain."
The ‘Angry Black Snake’ series was screened at the New York Photo Festival and received an honourable mention in the Fine Art Series at the New York Photo Awards 2008. In 2009 it received the Aperture Foundation’s Portfolio Prize and in March 2010 it will be exhibited in a solo show at Aperture New York.
Other exhibitions of this work include the Australian Centre for Photography in January 2009 and the Ipswitch Art Gallery and Gippsland Art Gallery in May 2009.
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