WASHINGTON, PA (March 1, 2019)—In February and March, Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Professor of Computing and Information Studies Samuel Fee, Ph.D., is exhibiting his project Endangered Monuments at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.
Dr. Fee’s work features natural landscapes designated as National Monuments that have been threatened by the removal of federal protections in April of 2017, opening the areas to review for private development and industrial use.
“My work reflects the values of Conservation Photography, a relatively recent approach to photography which illuminates humanity’s impact on the natural world,” Dr. Fee writes in his project statement. “With Endangered Monuments, I seek to conserve well-established National Monuments that are under threat or have been seriously comprised. By reflecting ecologically unique landscapes through photography, the work engages the audience in the act of looking upon the world to inspire a sense of connectedness and public ownership.”
The collection features 24 framed prints. Six prints are meant to be viewed in sets of two, with one image traditionally rendered and the second digitally manipulated to reflect the loss of these lands through a gradient fade to black. The gallery also features interactive elements, including an ongoing Twitter feed and an Instagram account that hosts additional images of Dr. Fee’s work.
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