Subhankar Banerjee: Where I Live I Hope to Know

May 14, 2011August 28, 2011

An exhibition of large-scale, contemporary photographs by the artist Subhankar Banerjee (b. 1967) is on view this summer. The subject of this series is the landscape surrounding the artist’s home near Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the incredible variety of flora and fauna that he discovered therein.

Like Ansel Adams (1902–1984) and Eliot Porter (1902–1990) before him, Banerjee is aligned with a preservation tradition as expressed through photography. His panoramic portraits of old-growth piñon trees, many of which are dying due to a historic infestation of the tiny bark beetle, Ips confusus, serve as poignant hallmarks of the close proximity of global transformation to the artist’s own home.

Subhankar Banerjee is an Indian-born American photographer, writer, and activist. His photographs of the Arctic regions of Alaska and Siberia have been exhibited in more than fifty museums and galleries in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. He founded the website Climate Story Tellers and is currently editing an anthology titled Arctic Voices. Banerjee will visit the museum to give a public lecture about his work on Thursday, June 9.