Overview participating exhibitions
Marcus DeSieno is interested in the way in which the advancement of photographic techniques changes our relationship with the natural world. In PARASITES, he explores the history of scientific research into parasitic organisms, which are photographed using a scanning electron microscope and captured on ferrotypes. Propelled by scientific curiosity, photography has developed an intriguing relationship with the invisible since the middle of the nineteenth century – a relationship that enables us to experience a world we are unable to see without aids. At the same time, DeSieno examines his personal fear of these miniscule creatures, which are shown on a massively enlarged scale.
Marcus DeSieno (United States, 1988) gained his Master’s degree in Studio Art at the University of South Florida in 2015. His work has been featured in The Boston Globe, GUP Magazine, National Geographic Proof and PDN. DeSieno is a university lecturer in photography at the Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. His first book No Man’s Land: Views From a Surveillance State, is due to be published in the spring of 2018.