Late Nights at the Whitney
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Working with Artist-in-Residence Nina Berman, YI Writers began the semester developing their own definitions of war, whether it involved conflicts between nations, battles between human beings and nature, or opponents in a board game. Through a generous consignment by Nikon, Inc., YI Writers learned photographic skills on Nikon D5000 digital SLR cameras, and used them to capture and convey their own interpretations of war.
My series of photographs represent a conflict between Man and Nature. The title represents how there will never come a day when man will be in harmony with the environment. What I have been trying to show in my photographs is how man treats nature like an unwanted object, and how it is ridiculous to harm it—it brings out the ugly side of human beings. Even though I question whether there will ever be a day of perfect peace, is it possible that there will be peace in the future? Perhaps the only way for there to be perfect peace is if humans die out.