Chicago photographer Joseph Jachna has been photographing the environment in his backyard, the North Woods, the Desert West, Canada and Iceland. This mini-retrospective will feature Jachna’s photographs spanning 50 years. The natural environment dominates Jachna’s projects, but it all centers on being human. Early in his career, Jachna found that he did not record things or places; he made poetic translations. One reviewer called him “a master of the inner landscape.” His recent photographs, made along Hudson Bay in the area around Churchill, Manitoba, attempt to synthesize earlier spiritual explorations and are being realized in a “lightroom” instead of the darkroom, where he made his last silver prints in 2007.
Beyond the Edges: Joseph D Jachna Photographs 1958-2010
Oct .13 to Nov. 26, 2011
Artist Reception: Thursday, Oct. 13, 6 to 8 pm