Images from A New Voyage Round the World, 1697, and Voyage of Guillaume Dampier…, 1705, two books describing pirate William Dampier’s voyage around the world. To learn more about Dampier’s contributions to science visit the exhibit Voyages: Scientific Circumnavigations.
Helen Pynor is an Australian artist whose practice incorporates sculpture and more recently photography. Drawing on her dual backgrounds in Biology and Visual Arts, Pynor’s works explore the interiority of the body and other living organisms. In her recent photographic series, Liquid Ground, Pynor has created a suite of Type-C prints that are face mounted to glass, creating a cool, watery atmosphere. Her images of visceral bodily organs floating through gossamer garments underwater are unerringly beautiful and melancholic, in narratives past and present.
Pynor was the winner of the RBS Emerging Artist Award 2009 and also the joint winner of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2008. Liquid Ground was on show during November/December 2010, at Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney.
C-Print, diasec on glass. All images courtesy the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery
Not much more than a year ago, I ventured out into the mountains for the first time. That moment, captured by this photo, was a transformative experience. It was there that I started to realize my purpose in life: Enabling others to discover themselves through the outdoors.
Last week, I resigned from my desk job to pursue my dreams of telling stories through adventure travel, but I need your help to make them become a reality.