Witho Worms is a Dutch artist-photographer. His background in visual anthropology has lead him into an ongoing investigation in the medium of photography and its claim for natural representation and factuality. His special interest is concerned with the landscape. To be more precise, he finds his subjects there where a clear distinction between a natural and cultural environment cannot be made. Culture = Human Nature.
In January 2006 Witho Worms started to photograph terrils or slagheaps in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland and Wales. These mountains are the visual remnants of the coal mining industry. In Europe, these black pyramids are the symbols of a vanishing era that began with the industrial revolution and has now evolved into an age dominated by binary code. For more information on the series Cette montagne c’est moi (2006-2011), click here.
In his series 1 Two Tree (2013 – 2016), Worms photographed forestry in Finland, Sweden, France, and Belgium. Click here for more information on 1 Two Tree.
The impressive Norway series of Witho Worms When You Look at a Landscape… are hosted by L.Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York, between December 5, 2019 – February 8, 2020. After having photographed man-made landscapes for fifteen years, he immersed himself in a natural environment: untouched, wild and unpredictable. Click here for more information on When You Look at a Landscape...
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