Robb Kendrick was an already accomplished photographer of the American West when he turned the lens of his camera on the Texas drought that continues to wreak havoc, an eerie replay of the state's Dust Bowl experience of the 1930s. Photographed for National Geographic Magazine and published in their September 2012 issue, Kendrick's photographs capture the thirsty soil and desolate landscape of the Texas high plains.
Through his powerful imagery, Kendrick captures the devastation of this rainless region, allowing the viewer to experience a Texas drought of historic proportions. Utilizing the 8-by-10-inch format with color negatives, Kendrick's images of the parched Texas countryside lend to incredible detail and depth of field. The harsh reality of the condition of the land and its impact on natural and human environments serve as a strong reminders to the viewer of the direct and indirect consequences of such devastating natural events in the region.
This FotoFest presentation is part of a dual exhibition at William Reaves Fine Art titled Intersecting Plains, which also includes Interpretations of the Coastal Plains, featuring 25 artists' renderings of the Gulf Coast.
On view from March 14 through April 19.