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Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. An Art that Nature Makes details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.
Molly Bernstein, US, 2015, 75 min.
Followed by a conversation with Rosamond Purcell and Robert Peck, senior fellow of The Academy of Natural Sciences.
Screening as part of the Traces of Time documentary series.