March 31, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tide Lines, A Gallery for Fine Photography’s new exhibit by Ben Depp, shows the artist’s aerial view of the dynamic Louisiana landscape and natural habitats through fourteen large, exquisite pigment prints. Similar to Bayou’s End, his premiere show at A Gallery from Spring 2018, Tide Lines shows viewers the beautiful landscape of Louisiana from a new point of view. The artist continues to photograph from a motor-powered paraglider that reaches anywhere from 10 to 2,000 feet. Reaching these extreme heights while photographing comes with it own unique challengesHe typically takes off at sunrise to achieve light filled swamp and marsh images. Battling thousands of mosquitoes, engine on back and camera in hand, Ben Depp pursues the perfect light. Depp’s photographs focus on a crucial issue, the quickly eroding landscape and ecosystems so often taken for granted. The work showcases the movement of water and vital life of our natural surrounding habitats. Tide Lines continues the artist’s original call to action for collectors and viewers to enjoy and preserve the wetlands.
Ben Depp is a documentary photographer and National Geographic Explorer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Much of Ben’s work has centered on environmental issues; his environmental photography has been funded by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, the Ford Foundation and the National Geographic Society. Depp’s aerial photography was a 2017 Communication Arts Annual winner, and has been published by Smithsonian Magazine, the Sierra Club, Audubon, and Louisiana Cultural Vistas, American Scientist, Photographer’s Forum and others. Depp is an artist in residence at Court 13 Arts, where he is building a wood sailboat to replace the well worn antique boat he currently uses to access remote parts of South Louisiana.