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Photography: ‘Planetary Landscape’

In Culture
OUT THERE: Michael Light's photographic collection of ethereal black-and-white images blurs the line between Earth and deep space.

OUT THERE: Michael Light's photographic collection of ethereal black-and-white images blurs the line between Earth and deep space.

For 15 years, Michael Light has documented American culture from above, pursuing themes of mapping, vertigo and human intervention from the cockpit of a 600 pound aircraft. When the San Francisco-based photographer is not thousands of feet in the air, he’s a couple of fathoms below, capturing the aftermath of atomic tests in the South Pacific Sea. The result of this risky business is a photographic collection of ethereal black-and-white images that blur the line between Earth and deep space, natural and man-made catastrophe. Join the artist for a discussion of the constantly evolving—and constantly altered—planetary landscape.

Planetary Landscape
Sun, 3pm, Free
Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto

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