Great Salt Lake Utah USA 2016 by Carolyn Drake.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Carolyn Drake
Statement from Carolyn Drake on the back of print Great Salt Lake Utah USA 2016
“I made this picture in 2016, on the north arm of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. This part of the lake stopped receiving fresh water over 50 years ago, when the Southern Pacific Railroad built a causeway that split it in two and made the upper half incredibly saline, a haven for a red-algae called Dunaliella salina. A couple months after I was there, a bridge was constructed that allowed the water in the upper portion of the lake to start mixing with the fresher water in the lower lake, where another species of algae tints the water green.
It is a picture of man in nature that feels strikingly unnatural; the natural order is askew. Humans will force the two species of algae to meet, coexist, fight for dominance, evolve, die off.”
Carolyn Drake works on long term photo-based projects seeking to interrogate dominant historical narratives and imagine alternatives to them. Her work explores community and the interactions within it, as well as the barriers and connections between people, between places and between ways of perceiving.
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