Mishka Henner: Feedlots

May 23, 2014 — Leave a comment

Shortlisted this year for the Prix Pictet award, Mishka Henner has been making a very impressive conceptual body of work over the years. Normally Henner is a bit of a Photo Dadaist prankster (see Robert Frank’s famous book he erased – it’s brilliant – and pissed everyone off). But his Feedlots images along with the Oil Fields compromise a haunting look at the effects of these two industries on the American landscape. Shot from high above the plains they appear to be abstractions but a closer look gives us the diabolical details of these industries. Particularly horrifying (and intensely beautiful) are the run off ponds that these feedlots produce.

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Screen shot 2014-05-23 at 12.37.43 PMScreen shot 2014-05-23 at 12.37.55 PMAll images via the artists web site

 

 

 

Mishka Henner: Feedlots

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