ARTIST RECEPTION Thursday, April 5, 5 – 8 PM
ON VIEW April 5 – June 1, 2018
Bayou’s End, A Gallery for Fine Photography’s exhibition of photographs by Ben Depp, captures the rapidly changing landscape of Southern Louisiana from the bird’s-eye perspective of a motor-powered paraglider piloted by the artist himself.
The daring ingenuity required to make these photographs is not always apparent in the images themselves; Depp must navigate changing wind conditions and avoid obstacles while not dropping his camera or being dropped himself, often while flying mere feet above the water’s surface. Depp’s photographs function as both documentary and fine art, contributing meaningfully to the ongoing dialogue on Louisiana’s wetland loss while simultaneously transcending this context.