Human|Nature is a series of photographs made within the Fenway Victory Gardens, the oldest, continuously operating World War II community garden in the United States. I came into this maze of plots initially seeking a patch of dirt to work myself, but my urge to dig in the earth was supplanted by curiosity to explore this larger green world within Boston. Like a labyrinth, this organic, organized chaos houses a diverse community of flora, fauna and humans. These portraits give a glimpse of the place and its people from all origins, orientations and economies, as they converge and reconnect with nature: grow food, seek solace, build community and escape reality.
I am a nature-lover and social activist. In today’s world, I believe standing up for mother nature and fellow man is more and more crucial. Disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with the physical world is part of my strategy. As I wonder through the aisles and talk to people in their plots, I feel myself get more grounded in society and life. Sharing these images is like sowing seeds: an invitation to look over the fence to know your neighbor or grow your own greener grass.
Photographer Corinne DiPietro seeks to find unexpected beauty in the world around us. Exploring in-between or overlooked spaces, she frames banal scenes, or perhaps bruised reflections, in order to reconsider an interpretation of them. Her imagery reveals imperfect, but practical beauty and show her appreciation of the patina of age.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Corinne resides in Boston. An Honors graduate from the New England School of Photography, she has a studio in the SOWA Art Design District. Her work has been juried into shows in the USA, Ireland and Canada, including the Annual Juried shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Photography Biennial at the Danforth Museum in MA.
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