Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Other

Fragments of an Unknowable Whole

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    Mark Peterman
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    Photography Mark Peterman
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Fragments of an Unknowable Whole is a study in perception of reality. The series is made up of fictional scenes, drawn from cinematic and literary influences, built with 1/12 scale size sets and props. Each scene is a story within itself but part of a larger journey through an interior landscape sourcing fragments of memory and dream. The scenes contain an element of mystery and a general sense of unease. At times the 4th wall appears to break but the hidden hand is never fully revealed.

I'm an artist who explores narrative storytelling through photographs and multimedia using constructed realities that cross over into implied fiction. My work contains a graphic story-telling quality with a cinematic feel.

Awards 2020 Prix De La Photographie Paris - PX3, Honorable Mention
2020 Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist
2020 American Photography 36
2019 Prix De La Photographie Paris - PX3, Gold
2019 American Photography 35
2017 PDN Annual
2017 Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Review Prize
2012 American Photography 28
2012 Center's Review Santa Fe 100
2011 PDN Faces, environmental portrait series
2011 Center's Review Santa Fe 100