TF Editores is pleased to announce TERRAIN, new work by Jackie Nickerson. The series is an investigation into labour and agricultural environments in sub-Saharan Africa.
Agriculture is an unavoidable fact of African life: it accounts for 70% of employment on the continent, and 25% of its GDP. Whilst Nickerson’s earlier work, FARM, concentrated on how individual identity is made through improvisation, TERRAIN takes a broader view, focusing on the synergy between cultivation, workers and the environment.
The result is a new kind of portraiture that steps away from photojournalism, refusing to merely illustrate statistics and moral indignation. TERRAIN instead employs a reduced artistic language to draw attention to important debates around crop specialisation, subsistence farming and food security.
TERRAIN is about us in the landscape, how we change the world we inhabit at every moment of our being human, and how, for better and for worse, the world that we make, in turn, changes who we are.
Jackie Nickerson was born in the USA. Her work is held I many important private and public collections and has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; National Portrait Gallery, London and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Terrain es un libro de retratos y paisajes en el que se mezclan las personas que trabajan la tierra con su entorno, generando de esta manera un debate de lo importante que podría ser en todos los aspectos la agricultura para el ser humano en una región como ésta.
Jackie Nickerson es una fotógrafa norteamericana cuyo trabajo ha sido expuesto en Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruselas; National Portrait Gallery, Londres and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublín. En 2002 publicó el libro Farm...
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