Part of the Fissure theme - Auckland Festival of Photography 2019 as a digital presentation.
Whakaari / White Island, Artists - Mark Purdom, Paul Nelson and Kent Macpherson collaborate on an audio-visual work titled Whakaari/White Island, which pays homage to the majesty of the active volcano. A study of the physicality and brutality of the place by examining the tiniest of parts.
Mark Purdom’s photographic work, while a commentary on people’s influence on the environment, also plays with our concept or arguably our preconceptions of the picturesque.
Mark studied for his Masters Photography at the University of Brighton, England. He is a lecturer at the School of Media Arts, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand.