Mastering the Elements

by Jana Hartmann



First edition, first impression of Mastering the Elements by Jana Hartmann in new condition. Large hardback format published in 2022 by The Eriskay Connection.


About Mastering the Elements

Mastering the Elements is a photographic research on the scientific exploration and conquest of nature from the beginnings of alchemy until the present day. As history shows, scientific findings often have profound implications for society and the lives of individuals. On the other hand, the underlying research is not per se unbiased, but subject to its respective social and historical environment as well as to varying commercial and political interests. Consequently, ethical questions not only around the direction and objectives of modern-day research, but furthermore about the boundaries for the deployment of scientific results should be part of a broader social discourse.