International photography awards 2017: Awarded an honorable mention in the special - Night photography category: Gas station #3 [Photography]

Purdom, Mark (2018) International photography awards 2017: Awarded an honorable mention in the special - Night photography category: Gas station #3 [Photography]. Retrieved from, https://www.photoawards.com/.

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This year, The International Photography Awards received 14266 of submissions from over 165 countries, and is pleased to declare that Mark Purdom was awarded Honorable Mention in Special - Night Photography for the winning entry Gas Station #3 23/3/17. Artist Statement: ‘If a place can be defined as relational, historical and concerned with identity, then a space which cannot be defined as relational, or historical, or concerned with identity will be a non-place.’ The French anthropologist Marc Augé, in his influential book Non-Places: An Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity, cited examples of transient “non-place” as including airport lounges, supermarkets, shopping malls, and service stations etc. In the work Gas Station #3, 23/3/17. I have attempted to abstract the building from its surroundings, to heighten the disconnect from place to non-place. Often in my work, there is a tension between what the photographs describe and what they reveal. I am exploiting the potential of photography’s indexicality - when it is at its most factual, is often when it is most obscure. Marc Augé, Non-Places: An Introduction to Anthropology of Supermodernity, 1995, Verso.

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Keywords that describe the item:International Photography Awards 2017, IPA, digital photographs, photography, mark purdom, Gas Station #3, 23/3/17, Mark Purdom, contemporary art, photography, night photography, New Zealand, new topographics, contemporary photography, art photography, landscape photography.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
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Deposited On:20 Dec 2017 01:17
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