Boo Saville - Ghost (2009)
“This work is a selection from an edition of 31 unique multiples made from a photo etching of a dead man’s image. These prints have been disrupted by being drawn on, burned or cut, in many ways changing the mark-making process and adding an element of risk to the coherence of the final image. The title for the monoprints, Ghost, is a suggestion of the transient, fluid nature of this process and a play on its obvious, more macabre reference.”
Brooklyn, New York basd artist Mark Dorf bases his work on contradictions: ethereal versus concrete, transparent versus opaque, synthetic versus natural.
Using digital techniques like photography, collage, 3D rendering, and 3D scanning technology, Dorf builds images with elements from opposing sources.
"Thirty years of work on the African continent have carried Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher across 270,000 miles and through remote corners of 40 countries in exploration of more than 150 African cultures. In the process, this team of world-renowned photographers has produced 15 widely acclaimed books and made four films about traditional Africa.
While the lifeways they document may appear timeless, these committed explorers are driven by a sense that they work against the clock. They view Africa’s traditional cultures as threatened, the ancient ways in danger of being lost in a vast melting pot of modernity. According to Fisher and Beckwith: ‘These unique cultures possess a wealth of knowledge that should be celebrated, shared, and honored. It is our life passion to document and create a powerful visual record of these vanishing ways of life for future generations.’”