Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman: Processed Views

“Processed Views interprets the frontier of industrial food production: the seductive and alarming intersection of nature and technology. As we move further away from the sources of our food, we head into uncharted territory replete with unintended consequences for the environment and for our health.

In our commentary on the landscape of processed foods, we reference the work of photographer, Carleton Watkins (1829-1916). His sublime views framed the American West as a land of endless possibilities and significantly influenced the creation of the first national parks.  However, many of Watkins’ photographs were commissioned by the corporate interests of the day; the railroad, mining, lumber and milling companies. His commissions served as both documentation of and advertisement for the American West. Watkins’ images upheld the popular 19th century notion of Manifest Destiny – America’s bountiful land,  inevitably and justifiably utilized by its citizens.

We built these views to examine consumption, progress and the changing landscape.”http://www.ciurejlochmanphoto.com/

Fruit Loops Landscape from the series, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape

Fruit Loops Landscape from the series, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape

Marshmallow Chasm, from the series, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape  inspired by carleton Watkins, Cathedral Rock, Yosemite, no. 20, ca. 1861

Marshmallow Chasm, from the series, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape inspired by carleton Watkins, Cathedral Rock, Yosemite, no. 20, ca. 1861

Cola Sea  from the series, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape

Cola Sea from the series, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape

Mononculture Plains from the series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape inspiration Carleton Watkins, Cape Horn, Columbia River, OR 1867

Mononculture Plains from the series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape
inspiration Carleton Watkins, Cape Horn, Columbia River, OR 1867

Saturated Fat Foothills from the series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape (4x5 vericolor 100, print size: 18"x22") Inspiration Carleton Watkins, The Town on the Hill, New Almaden, CA 1863

Saturated Fat Foothills from the series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape
(4×5 vericolor 100, print size: 18″x22″) Inspiration Carleton Watkins, The Town on the Hill, New Almaden, CA 1863

French Fried Bluffs from the series, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape inspired by Carleton Watkins, Castle Rock, Columbia River, Oregon, ca. 1867

French Fried Bluffs from the series, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape inspired by Carleton Watkins, Castle Rock, Columbia River, Oregon, ca. 1867

Moonlight on Balogna Bay from the series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape. Inspried by Carleton Watkins, Moonlight on Columbia from Oregon Railroad, Cascades, ca. 1870

Moonlight on Balogna Bay from the series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape. Inspried by Carleton Watkins, Moonlight on Columbia from Oregon Railroad, Cascades, ca. 1870

BlueDye#1 Cliffs from the series, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape (4x5Vericolor 100 printed 18 x22").

BlueDye#1 Cliffs from the series, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape
(4x5Vericolor 100 printed 18 x22″).

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