Says Anna: Boundaryland is an ongoing project in which I am feeling blindly for the limits of my perception on two matters: the various takes on humanity’s relationship with nature and “the natural” in modern society, and the confines of photography as a medium for conveying truth. In the Summer of 2018, I took 46 rolls of medium format, color negative film but developed none of them until the following school year began. This exaggerated bisection of the photographic process forced me to really think about the mechanics and rules governing photography, and the product I would be creating. What began as an exploration into social truth was halted quickly as I grew to doubt photography’s reliability as a truth-conveyor. Photographs, like all representative media, distort reality.
Anna Warner – double major in Studio Art (Photography) and Art History at the University of Virginia from Nashville, TN.