Wounds of Time: Beauty and Despair in an Altered Landscape
Evan Anderman’s aerial photographs of the American Southwest are provocative. At first glance they appear to be beautiful images of landscapes, shot from above, composed of intriguing, even whimsical, lines, shapes and colors. Most think of the Southwestern US landscape as wide-open and untouched. Yet, Anderman’s photographs reveal that nearly every square foot of land as far as the eye can see has been indelibly marked by human engineering projects, vehicles and industrial practices.
A geologist by training, Anderman looks down on these altered earthly surfaces and can “see” the forces shaping the land, from the inside out, in addition to man’s impact from the outside in.
About the Artist:
Anderman’s photography can be found in the collection of the Denver Art Museum as well as many private collections across the country. His work has been exhibited at institutions nationally and internationally, including DongGang International Photo Festival/South Korea, Mt Rokko International Photo Festival/Japan, and the Denver Public Library. He has been featured in many publications including WIRED, LensScratch, PDN, The Denver Post, and High Country News. Anderman was honored for his unique environmental photography with the inaugural Photo District News (PDN) Duggal Image Maker Award. Evan Anderman serves on the Board of Directors of CENTER Santa Fe, an international organization advancing photographic arts.