Jane Fulton Alt, The Burn No. 74, 2009

Jane Fulton Alt (1951 – ), The Burn No. 74, 2009, archival inkjet print. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Fine Arts Acquisition Fund, 2016.83.

Jane Fulton Alt’s powerful photographic essay, The Burn, examines the topic of controlled burns done on Illinois prairies for ecological purposes. Drawn to the metaphoric aspects of these therapeutic burns, Alt ponders life, death, and healing in her photographs. Born in Chicago and living on the shores of Lake Michigan, Alt has explored a range of environmental issues in her photography.

 

 

Exhibition curator Kirsten Hoving and videographer Tatyana Bessmertnaya met with Alt in December 2016 to discuss her work: