Jessica Auer is a documentary-style landscape photographer from Montreal. Her work is broadly concerned with the study of cultural sites, focusing on themes that connect place, journey and cultural experience. Her first book, Ummarked Sites, received several mentions as one of the top ten photography books published in 2011. Jessica is a co-founder of Galerie Les Territoires in Montréal and teaches photography at Concordia University. She is represented by Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Ottawa. Today we take a look at her series titled Re-Creational Spaces.
Las Vegas, Nevada, 2005
Niagara Falls, New York 2005
Since 2004, my fascination with tourism has led me to photograph popular destinations. Images from this project show how landscape has been preserved, altered or commodified for sightseeing. This on-going series invites the viewer to consider the historical and cultural significance of these places as well question the tourist’s role in observing these sites.
Machu Picchu, Peru, 2007
Iguazu National Park, Argentina, 2007
Uxmal, Mexico, 2007
Icefields Parkway, Alberta 2007
Yellowstone National Park #1, Wyoming, 2007
Glacier National Park, British Columbia, 2007
Bear Butte, South Dakota, 2007
Death Valley, California, 2010
Schynige Platte, Switzerland, 2010
Bessegen Ridge, Norway, 2010
Skogafoss, Iceland, 2011
Since earning her MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 2007, she has exhibited her work in galleries and museums in Canada and abroad, including The Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), VU Photo (Quebec City), Patrick Mikhail Gallery (Ottawa) and Newspace Centre for Photography (Portland, Oregon). She is the recipient of several awards including the W.B. Bruce European Fine Art Travel Fellowship (2011) and the Roloff Beny Prize (2005).
To view more of Jessica’s work please visit her website.