Illumination was inspired by the growing debates from environmental theorists such as Gaston and Kyba who highlight the clearly visible changes in the night sky due to accumulated pollution. I have photographed atmospheric skies, which become a canvas that light pollution is projected onto. I highlight the manner in which images of harsh and dangerous pollution have, ironically, come to be seen as sights of great beauty. It’s continuation of a wider body of work that emphasise different aspects of how mankind is disrupting and altering natural environments to present images that invite the audience to acknowledge, think about and perhaps address the way we accept corruption of nature and environment as a norm.
Megan Barnes • Thomas Best • Alexandra Boaru • Ryan Convery-Moroney • Mikaila De La Cruz • Bernadette Fahy • Callum Hartley • Sasha O'Shaughnessy • Jessica Parsons • Caitlin Reid • Andrei Rodeanu • Fan Wang • Oliver Whitehead •