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Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Jane Fulton Alt

The Burn (United States, 2008-2012)

During a controlled prairie fire, Jane Fulton Alt observes, there comes a moment when life and death are not competing forces, but parts of one all-embracing process. The start of her long-term project THE BURN coincided with the diagnosis and treatment of her sister’s cervical cancer. The parallels are evident: just as the prairie fire kills unwanted vegetation to give other plants a chance to grow,  chemotherapy kills unwanted cells to create room for healthy ones. This cycle was the inspiration for THE BURN.

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In her work Jane Fulton Alt (United States, 1951) investigates vast themes like love, loss and spirituality. She produced the book Look and Leave: Photographs and Stories from New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward (2009), and in 2011 was honoured with the Photo District News Curator’s Choice Award. Fulton Alt lives and works in Chicago. 


Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00