Barbara Boissevain

Photographer Barbara Boissevain recontextualizes urban and natural landscapes into abstract photographs. A Silicon Valley native, she uses photography to highlight environmental issues in the region. Her South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project documents the epic transformation of salt ponds back to their natural state, which will take up to 60 years. Boissevain uses a vivid, yet abstract visual language to cultivate awareness and provoke meaningful discourse about environmental stewardship. In her latest work, she creates formal grids of the salt pond images based on the year they were photographed and a common color palette. As the dramatic changes in the Bay continue, she will add to this series and create more grids documenting the increasing biodiversity over the coming decades.

For more information about the artist, please visit her website.