Claire Duquesne Link Geological corpora

As a film photographer I became instantly drawn to silver. Silver is a finite resource that is mined across the world. As it stands, there are over a million abandoned mine sites scarring our earth. I began photographing local abandoned buildings to immerse myself in empty spaces. I considered how capitalism and its societies take up nature’s space in the name of “civilisation.” After reading Scott Field’s article The Earth’s Open Wounds and taking inspiration from Aaron Siskind’s pictorial language, I used scars as my subject matter, seamlessly blending them with textured images.


Being HUMAN 2021/22