Compound Fractures by Ben Alper and Joy Drury Cox
Compound Fractures is a collaborative project by photographers Ben Alper and Joy Drury Cox. The photographs were made in various ‘show caves’ around the Southeastern United States. Also referred to as ‘tourist caves’, these spaces exists at the intersection of commerce and ecology. It is a beautifully printed, full color book of photographs.
“The cave is an impressive geological site and a metaphor for the mind. It is a place where things evolve and shift over time, where the conscious meets the unknown. Ultimately, these photographs are an attempt to find a formal language that represents both the physicality of these subterranean landscapes and the interiority of human cognition.”
Ben Alper is an artist & photographer based in Durham, NC, exhibiting internationally. He is co-founder of Flat Space Studio, a digital print studio and publishing imprint also in Durham.
Joy Drury Cox is an artist & photographer based in Durham, NC, also exhibiting internationally & author of many artist books.
Published by Flat Space Studio, Durham, NC, 2018
Edition of 100, softcover
11” x 8.5”