Pejantan Black Geyser by Zhao Renhui

by Denis on February 1, 2012

Zhao Renhui‘s practice investigates the different modes of the human zoological gaze, that is, how people view animals. Together with The Institute of Critical Zoologists, he has exhibited in Photo Levallois in Paris, Photo Ireland, Format International Photography Festival, Singapore International Photography Festival, Emerging Wave (Seoul) and CUT2010 (Southeast Asia). His research with the Institute for the Pulau Pejantan project received a winning award from the Sony World Photography Awards at Cannes 2010.

An uninhabited island in the Indonesian Archipelago first visited by scientists only in 2005, Pulau Pejantan (also known as “Sand Forest Island”) has recently drawn increasing attention from researchers for its extremely unusual geological features and remarkable biodiversity. Two distinct environmental regions – a central semi-tropical forest, ringed by pale white sand dunes dotted with geothermal oddities like the extraordinary Black Geyser – harbor some six hundred species of fauna, roughly seventy percent of which exist only on the island.

The photos of Pulau Pejantan, one of which is Pejantan Black Geyser, were taken by Zhao Renhui on an expedition to the island between January and April 2009.

Pejantan Black Geyser is an archival, chromogenic prints on a semi-matte paper. It is available in three sizes (refers to the paper size):

1) 11″x14″ / Edition of 150 / $50
2) 20″x24″ / Edition of 25 / $500
3) 30″x40″ / Edition of 5 / $1500

Each print ships with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and they are available through the Eye Buy Art online store.


by Denis on February 1, 2012

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