Narrelle Autio

http://www.archive.worldpressphoto.org/search/layout/result/indeling/detailwpp/form/wpp/q/ishoofdafbeelding/true/trefwoord/photographer_formal/Autio%2C%20Narelle%20%26%20Parke%2C%20Trent?id=wpp%3Acol1%3Adat1346

I’d love to find some of this series without the horrible watermarks… but what can you do? So, look at the link, and go to the galah photo, it’s one of my favourites of this series. What I love about this series is that it’s subverting our expectations. We perceive the dead as something horrible and vile. However while these works don’t exactly fall into the common ideals of beauty, they are not vile in any way… A little upsetting because we know the animal is dead, but the shots themselves are more beautiful than anything else.

It’s this willingness to not show these things as purely vile that I love, she’s not showing us what we expect to see when we see a dead animal, and she’s giving us the power to be able to see more. The point of the series if i remember the documentary “Dreamlives” correctly was to raise awareness and thought about roadkill, and I think by making it something we can look at is certainly a way to achieve that goal.

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About link6616

I am an Assistant Language teacher on the JET Program living in Shikoku Japan. I love games, photography, Japan and musicals!
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