Lives and works in Orlando, Florida (USA). He is an assistant professor of photography at the University of Central Florida. His research explores photography’s crucial role in mediating our current relationship to nature in the age of the Anthropocene. Often taking final form as installation, Brooks uses the tension between photography and other mediums to deconstruct imagery and material culture associated with the outdoors.
While in residence at Despina, Dierdorff will be researching and making work about the Tijuca National Park, an area once decimated by agriculture that was eventually completely replanted in order to preserve Rio de Janerio’s water source. The artist sees the Tijuca National Park as an ideal symbol for the complex relationships between humans and the environment that continues to be played out all over the world.
Web site: www.brooksdierdorff.com
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