Falling Photos: The Struggle to Right Oneself

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Kerry Skarbakka is sure to impress with his surprising and highly dynamic falling photography. Using climbing gear and other rigging, he photographs the body as it dangles from unusual heights or tumbles down flights of stairs. He has been creating the portfolio of his pictures since 2002, which have been exhibited across the world. In his own words:

“We are a visual culture wherein photography has become an exceedingly powerful form of communication Moreover, the development of digital technologies in the past ten tears has wiped traditional artistic boundaries away. As a result, it is now vital to educate students to broader vision. As an artist, it is imperative to be aware of the language of photography and to understand the responsibility image making has within our culture. To be a successful communicator, it is necessary to learn the tools and skills inherent within this practice. More importantly, is the understanding of how to control the and apply its principles with though and sophistication.”

See more of Kerry’s work, including more in this series, The Struggle to Right Oneself, at skarbakka.com.

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Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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