Geographics, 2011 - ongoing
Geographics is an ongoing photographic series where the artist photographs landscape magazines (National Geographics) within a modern terrain using Polaroid film. Images of the past are translated into a now evolved time and altered environment, drawing attention to the shifts of time and transformation of landscape.
Tom Hawking | Flavorwire, April 2013
Jeff Hamada | Booooooom.com, April 2013
Jen Graves | The Stranger, June 2012
Photographic Center Northwest | August 2013
"Serrah Russell takes arrested aesthetically Polaroids of select pages of National Geographic magazines carefully placed in right-here-right-now landscapes (the anti-sublime, or the the conceits of edification, and transport to another place)." - Scott Lawrimore, Deputy Director at Frye Art Museum
"Meanwhile, in her series “Geographics,” Serrah Russell photographs National Geographic magazines within a modern terrain using Polaroid film. Motivated by a desire to access a sacred place now lost, images of the past are translated into an evolved time and altered environment, drawing attention to the shifts of time and transformation of landscape." - Photographic Center Northwest, Musings Press Release