David Bartlett

Chelsea International Photography Competition

January 27 - March 8, 2018

Reception: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 6-8 PM

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David Bartlett photographs the bleak interiors of Eastern State Penitentiary, a notorious, defunct prison compound in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He captures the crumbling decay of the façade, revealing traces of the memories inscribed in the dilapidated spaces.

Bartlett’s empathetic photographs reveal the elemental physicality of his chosen emotionally charged interiors. Skylights let in mocking rays of sun that illuminate the space with supernatural shafts of light, and furniture remnants litter the apocalyptic scenes. Ultimately, Bartlett invites reflection upon the discomforting limitations of the human condition and our innate striving for transcendence.

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David Bartlett

Chelsea International Photography Competition

January 27 - March 8, 2018

Reception: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 6-8 PM

Cell III
Cell III

Digital on hahnemühle paper
40" x 30"

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David Bartlett photographs the bleak interiors of Eastern State Penitentiary, a notorious, defunct prison compound in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He captures the crumbling decay of the façade, revealing traces of the memories inscribed in the dilapidated spaces.

Bartlett’s empathetic photographs reveal the elemental physicality of his chosen emotionally charged interiors. Skylights let in mocking rays of sun that illuminate the space with supernatural shafts of light, and furniture remnants litter the apocalyptic scenes. Ultimately, Bartlett invites reflection upon the discomforting limitations of the human condition and our innate striving for transcendence.

Cell III
Cell III
Cell XII
Cell XII
Cell XI
Cell XI
Cell I
Cell I
Cell IX
Cell IX
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Chelsea International Photography Competition | January 27 - March 8, 2018

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas