RESETTLEMENT
Gelatin Silver Photographs
Dimensions 12" x 16"
Edition of 6
2009

Resettlement focuses on the vernacular architecture, the transient, makeshift structures inhabited by the migratory victims of the 1930's Great Depression. By sampling images from the Farm Security Administration catalogue, a vast collection of works by photographers (e.g. Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange) that became central in defining aspects of the Documentary and images that are embedded in the history of photography, I have deconstructed and subsequently reconstructed these buildings to form a three dimensional model of the settlement depicted in the original image. Through this process I attempt to open up a contemporary space for the interpretation of this work.