The award-winning photographer’s images document our changing environments
For Washington-born, Chicago-raised photographer Daniel Shea, every photo is an opportunity to speak about man’s effect on the world’s rapidly changing landscapes. Exploring architecture and industrialisation, Shea’s 11-year oeuvre is a visual documentation of the impact of capitalism and consumption on cities and countrysides across North and South America.
His most recent photo series, 43-35 10th Street, is a reflection on late capitalism and its effects on New York City which started as a way for the artist to digest the real estate boom and gentrification of his neighbourhood in Long Island, Queens. Borrowing from Shea’s sensibilities as a past sculptor, the photographer draws on the architectural forms of Long Island in juxtaposition with government buildings in Brazil and images of an industrial town in California. To say the series was well received is an understatement – it won him the esteemed FOAM Paul Huf award in March 2018, earning him €20,000 and a solo show at the Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, which will take place in Autumn this year.