John Willis and Tom Young
From my review of "Recycled Realities," photos by John Willis of Dummerston, Vermont, and Tom Young of Charlemont, Massachusetts, organized by Rhode Island College teacher Amy Montali at the college's Bannister Gallery:
Mountains of printed paper waiting to be recycled at a mill nestled in the hills of Erving, in western Massachusetts, provide inspiration for the series of black-and-white photos. Willis and Young excavate the imagery inside bales of torn and shredded paper. Here are crumpled prints of glass eyes, or smashed and diced photos of a boy's sad face. Photos reproduce images of saints, a monkey, and a boy, and Civil War soldiers next to a reproduction of Renaissance painting.Read the rest here.
"Recycled Realities," photos by John Willis of Dummerston, Vermont, and Tom Young of Charlemont, Massachusetts, at Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence, Oct. 1 to 29, 2009.
Pictured from top to bottom: Photos by John Willis and Tom Young.