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Terra Cognita
2012

Terra Cognita

Jane Fulton Alt

The Burn (United States, 2008-2012)

During a controlled prairie fire, Jane Fulton Alt observes, there comes a moment when life and death are not competing forces, but parts of one all-embracing process. The start of her long-term project THE BURN coincided with the diagnosis and treatment of her sister’s cervical cancer. The parallels are evident: just as the prairie fire kills unwanted vegetation to give other plants a chance to grow,  chemotherapy kills unwanted cells to create room for healthy ones. This cycle was the inspiration for THE BURN.

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Biography

In her work Jane Fulton Alt (United States, 1951) investigates vast themes like love, loss and spirituality. She produced the book Look and Leave: Photographs and Stories from New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward (2009), and in 2011 was honoured with the Photo District News Curator’s Choice Award. Fulton Alt lives and works in Chicago. 

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Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00