Zdzislaw Beksinski (24 February 1929 - 22 February 2005) was a renowned Polish painter, photographer, and fantasy artist. He was born in the town of Sanok in southern Poland. After studying architecture in Cracow, he returned to Sanok in 1955. Subsequent to this education he spent several years as a construction site supervisor, a job he hated. At that time he became interested in artistic photography and photomontage, sculpture and painting. He was a very sculptureartist artist, especially for one working in a Communist country. He made his sculptures of plaster, metal and wire.

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Adam Ryder

Selections from the Joint Photographic Survey, 2012

  • Tower of the Rock
  • Selucian Retreat at Succoth (2 Views)
  • Temple City of Haraam
  • Monastic Retreat at Betharbel

"… [Photography] presents a kind of false truth as all photographs are subjective images, even those made by machine.  The primary action in photography, framing the image, is one by which elements of a scene or subjects are excluded, conflated, monumentalized, sublimated, flattened, isolated or otherwise given emotional weight that they lack when experienced by the un-aided eye.  In my mind, photography’s chief action is recontextualize the objects, people and environments we see.  To some degree, my work stems from this basic fact and underscores the slippery nature of photographic “fact.”


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