Ryan Zoghlin

Show ran from 11/1/2000 to 11/25/2000

Modern Ruins, photography

Although he takes photographs of the landscape, Zoghlin is not interested in capturing breathtaking views of natural beauty. On the contrary, he often notices the unseemly aspects of America-an oil refinery in Indiana, a defunct nuclear power plant in Washington, or abandoned oil wells in Texas. Zoghlin photographs these sites because they are the marks made by human technology on the landscape. He wants to make us aware of the vast influence of the industrail age on the country’s land, for better or for worse.