Evan Laudenslager

Evan Laudenslager is an artist and writer currently living in Philadelphia. He was born in Bethlehem, PA and earned a BA in Visual Studies in 2014 from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He has worked for numerous arts organizations including as Editor for Project Basho, Submission Reviewer at LensCulture and Photo Editor at Artblog. His writing has been published by Title Magazine, Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, A/fixed, NAPOLEON Gallery, Benrido Collotype Atelier and ONWARD Photo, among others.

He was introduced to photography at a young age through his father and the work of Paul Strand and Ralph Eugene Meatyard, whose work opened a door into using imagery to document and interpret the world. Now based in Philadelphia, his work explores the interaction of nature and industry, distance and intimacy, and the preservation and degradation of memory in relation to the image.

Long Walk to the Meadow

Making photographs is a way to continuously document and archive my visual experiences, and also a means of escape. I view the photograph not only as a record and part of a larger personal archive, but as a way to interrogate my own reality in relation to the one within the frame.

I was born in close proximity to the crumbling ruins of America’s steel industry, and am fascinated by nature’s perseverance and the interruptions of mankind. This work explores the contradictions that photography can reveal in both our natural and man-made environments and questions the idea of permanence as well as the inherent chaos of the world and how to find order in it. I investigate the lengths we go to imitate and integrate the natural world into our own spaces while at the same time using nature as an escape from our daily lives, and how I myself get lost in the space between.

To view more of Evan’s work please visit his website.

Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!

Rachel Reese
Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Telfair Museums
Savannah, Georgia

Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Rachel Reese is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA where she organizes temporary exhibitions and stewards the growing permanent collection of contemporary art.

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