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Thomas Brummett

BIOGRAPHY

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Time appears to stand still in the pictures of American photographer Thomas Brummett. Like a penetrating glimpse into the essence of beauty, the images bow down before the perfection of nature. Based on this focus, they seem forever defiant of our fast-moving, often destructive human civilisation.
 
It is not only the subject matter that should last forever: Thomas Brummett chooses the materials he uses for processing based on their technical perfection and durability. Though they give the impression of historical photographs, his pictures are the result of the most modern reproduction technology. In this contradictory combination of the traditional and the new lies the appeal of Brummett’s work: the viewer cannot avoid the provocative influence of that which is foreign to us juxtaposed with that which is familiar.
 
Thomas Brummett was born in 1955 in the USA. He studied photography at Colorado State University and the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and has worked as a freelance photographer since 1983. From 1985 to 1990 he also taught photography at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. His works are included in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Brummett has been honoured with many awards for his photographic work. In addition to other prizes, he received the International Photography Award in 2004, 2009 and 2012 and in 2014 he was granted the Sony World Photography Award. Thomas Brummett lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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