Nat Ward

Nat Ward received his MFA from Columbia University in 2013. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY where he is an artist in the Sharpe-Wallentas Studio program through August 2016. Ward’s work has been recently shown at Orgy Park, Violets Cafe, The Jewish Museum, and Untitled Gallery in NY, GuatePhoto in Guatemala City, and at the International Photography Festival in Tel Aviv. Features on his work have been published in The British Journal of Photography, Vice, Mossless, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Delray: Hot and Slow - Life In The Recovery Capital of America
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Delray: Hot and Slow

Delray Beach, FL, the world’s addiction recovery capital, has a feeling about it. There is a feeling around the people who believe, even momentarily, in a kind of redemption. There is the flatness, the boredom, the numbness, the doubt, and ever-present temptation. It is droning and infinite.

In a way, it’s a bargain where you choose boredom over death. Over and over. You just wait for something that will keep you making that choice. Though there is more visual spectacle in self-destruction and defeat, I’m interested in what it looks like to survive.

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Delray: Hot and Slow - Life In The Recovery Capital of America
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Delray: Hot and Slow - Life In The Recovery Capital of America
Delray: Hot and Slow - Life In The Recovery Capital of America
Delray: Hot and Slow - Life In The Recovery Capital of America
Delray: Hot and Slow - Life In The Recovery Capital of America
Delray: Hot and Slow - Life In The Recovery Capital of America
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To see more of Nat’s work, visit his website.



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