"One: One Planet One Future," Anne de Carbuccia ventured to far-flung corners of the world, documenting sites of pristine natural beauty and then burdening the images with two symbols — a skull and an hourglass — that gesture toward the harm human-generated climate change is enacting across the globe. An underwater shot taken in the Grenadines, in which a school of fish circles a large reef, becomes less calming and serene when the skull perched on the rocky surface is taken into account. Likewise, the ticking-clock presence of the hourglass adds a distressing urgency to the water levels seen in a bay in Kenya that is suffering from overfishing. The suite of images will be hosted at a venue that accrued water damage during Hurricane Sandy — a history that de Carbuccia plans to work into the show. Small pools will line the exhibit's walkways, adding a layer of mood to the contemplative effect of de Carbuccia's photos.
For the photographs in her new exhibition,