Photographers Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have collaborated for more than thirty years
on projects that challenge the viewer to think differently. In Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial
, the dynamic duo reinterprets the work of nineteenth-century photographer Carleton
Watkins whose western landscapes were both aesthetic documentation and advertisements for the
bounty of America. Ciurej and Lochman use mass-produced, processed foods such as marshmallows,
potato chips, cereal, and gelatin to recreate these landscapes, forcing the viewer to reexamine
notions of consumption, progress, and changing landscapes—both natural and societal.
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