Charles Lindsay
American, born 1961
Minor Matters Books at The Photography Show 2018, presented by AIPAD,
Minor Matters Books
Garage Inventors,
Hosfelt Gallery

Charles Lindsay likens his multimedia practice to that of a scientist, saying it “involves exploration, observation and imagination. But I hope to provoke questions as opposed to provide answers.” Lindsay, who received his education in geology, began his artistic career as a travelling documentary photographer; his most famous projects took him to Greenland, Indonesia, and the Arctic Circle. He is also well known for creating his own cameraless photographic process, involving spreading a carbon-based emulsion directly onto the photographic negatives. He often scans and manipulates these images, or uses them to create animations as part of multi-sensory installations. Lindsay has also been known to create kinetic sculptures from repurposed or discarded NASA equipment.

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