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ARTIST STATEMENT

My photographs concern social narratives with an anthropological and environmental consciousness in urban landscape.

"Upstate" Series:

In chromogenic portraits of aging gas stations, sun-bleached apartment buildings, abandoned car washes, warehouses, and the like, I collectively document typologies of disappearing architecture and cultural iconography. These textured portraits of inanimate objects and spaces create a portrait of their given communities, through which I address the relationship between identity and environment, particularly as it concerns to ideas of origin, self-expression, and the "natural" vs. the manmade. Through superficially deadpan photographs, I form a snapshot of communities in flux, reflective of an American consciousness.

--Teri Romkey