Hoxha’s Bunkers (2011) is a discrete project investigating the landscape resulting from the construction of hundreds of thousands of bunkers in Albania during the rule of Enver Hoxha. No longer used for their initial purpose, many have been commodified to serve vastly different functions, from rural barns to seaside cafes. The slideshow below presents a number of panels from a text/image collaboration, with text by David L. Pike and typography by Anna Brown, which was exhibited in 2012.
All photographs are colour pigment prints, 40 x 60 cm.
Accumulating Histories (2001) focuses on land use and restoration in the region around the Nevada/Utah border, including work centred on the Bonneville Salt Flats, copper and salt extraction, and the casino-dominant town and air base at Wendover.
All photographs are silver gelatin prints, 41 x 60 cm.
Straumur (2000-2001) looks principally at the inter-zone between settlements and wilderness in Iceland – in particular, the working landscape of the lava field, site of a variety of facilities ranging from open-air fish-drying structures to geothermal glass-houses and power plants.
The work includes cyanotypes, silver gelatin prints and a number of large-scale Type C colour prints. Dimensions vary.
The Nauru Portfolio documents the postcolonial landscape of Nauru following decades of phosphate mining on the Central Pacific island.
The portfolio consists of 12 selenium-toned silver gelatin prints, 15.5 x 23 cm, made via paper negatives. Photographs were recorded in 1991, and the portfolio released in 1995.