Sasha Bezzubov

Sasha Bezzubov is a multiple recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Award for his work in Vietnam and India, whose work regards the politics and environment of our changing world. The Gringo Project, Expats and Natives, and his upcoming project The Searchers, a collaboration with Jessica Sucher, look at the role of Western tourism in the developing world. In January 2007, Taylor De Cordoba will be showing his most recent project, Things Fall Apart, a series of landscape photographs taken after natural disasters. The show will feature work made in five locations – India after an earthquake, the midwest after tornadoes, California after wildfires, Florida after hurricanes and Indonesia and Thailand after the tsunami. Bezzubov uses a large format camera to create photographs where every broken, singed and twisted detail is visible. Arriving at each event after the fact allows him to witness the destruction with a degree of distance. Using the form of landscape photography, a tradition born with industrial expansion, these photographs evidence nature’s force as it reclaims land subdued and ruled by a myopic civilization.