A preserved sea bream

by Carolyn drake



A preserved sea bream displayed in the history museum in Aralsk,
a dried up Soviet fishing port on the shore of the former Aral Sea.
Kazakhstan. 2009.


6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print

Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper

Signed on verso by Carolyn Drake

Mint condition

Statement from Carolyn Drake on the back of print

“We usually understand freedom through its opposite, captivity. To me, this image deals with the juxtaposition of these two concepts: From the sealed jar, isolated pedestal and stark room we get confinement, whereas the prism of light entering from the left side of the room, from somewhere outside, suggests an alternative place that might look like freedom. I think this image leads to a lot of other open-ended questions too, about life and death, nature and artifice, and the scope of time.”

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