Dec 3, 2011

Adam Makarenko

Adam Makarenko grew up in a rural northern Ontario mining town called Atikokan. His artwork explores human influence on nature, a theme undoubtedly seeded by his upbringing in a town boasting two of the largest ore mines in the world.  "I grew up in the wilderness, so nature is deeply rooted inside of me," he says.

He constructs each photograph as a diorama, sculpting each element by hand and photographing the set. Makarenko uses these constructed realities to tell a story, otherwise impossible through conventional photography.  Makarenko has garnered incredible notoriety for an emerging photographer, including having won the coveted Bright Spark Award, published in The Magenta Foundations Flash Forward 2008 annual publication.

Represented by the BAU-XI PHOTO Gallery