Silver Gelatin print, accompanied by card label, specially produced by Wyvern Bindary, Clerkenwell
paper size 23.8 x 34 cm
Edition of 25, signed and numbered on the reverse
About the work
This limited edition was created for the Whitechapel Gallery in response to the Karl Blossfeldt exhibition held here in spring of 2013. It is an image from an on-going project started in 2011 with the working title: The Fertile Forest , in which Hannah Collins photographs Amazonian plants used to treat different parts of the human body and through detailed field research with tribes in the Amazon basin creates a kind of corporeal mapping of the corresponding plants of the forest, bringing to our attention the fact that, as well as serving as the lungs of the world, the Amazon basin is our global pharmacy.
Karl Blossfeldt (1865- 1932) is renowned for photographic plant portraits and a fusion of scientific observation, sculptural form and surreal composition that pioneered an artistic style and forged new approaches to modern art and photography.
About the artist
Contemporary photographer and film maker Hannah Collins lives and works in London and Spain. She is known for her pioneering large-scale photographic installations that capture evocative interiors and landscapes
Hannah Collins has exhibited widely, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Serpentine, V & A and Tate Modern, London and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Her work is held in collections including Tate Modern, London; Deutsche Bank, London; Government Art Collection London; Albright Knox Museum Buffalo USA; Colby College Museum of Art, USA; V&A, London and The Arts Council.
She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1993, receiving the European Photography Award in 1991, the Olympus Award in 2004 and she has just been awarded the Spectrum Prize by the Sprengel Museum in Hannover.
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