Bright Lights, Bright City
On the other side of photographer Christina Seely‘s lens, everything is illuminated. The 2007 Metropolis Next Generation winner is taking her photo series, Lux, on the road. Her images explore the enormous consumption of light in metropolitan areas across the globe and she chose her urban destinations from a NASA map of Earth at night (pictured below).
Seely’s fascination with light permeates much of her work. Her winning submission (with her colleagues at Civil Twilight) for Next Generation is the Lunar Resonant Streetlight. This exciting new approach to outdoor lighting takes into account the phases of the moon and the streetlights automatically dim as the moon becomes brighter.
Scroll down to see a selection of Seely’s images and see if Lux is coming to your area.
Exhibitions of Lux
Photographic Center Northwest
On view through April 27, 2009
The Museum of Contemporary Photography (included in group show, The Edge of Intent)
May 1-July 5, 2009
(Opening night event: Curator’s Tour and Artist Talk – Natasha Egan with Christina Seely, Tim Long, and Andrew Harrison, Friday May 1, 5 p.m.)
Country Club Gallery
Opening May 22, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Exhibition May 30-July 29, 2009