Bill Durgin + Planned Parenthood

Known for his unique work with the figure, Bill Durgin’s images are rooted in the historical aspect of making photographs. His current body of work Figure Ground refers to the principal in gestalt theory that a figure is perceived through its distinction from the background. Several images from a single shoot are layered and systematically erased to blur the boundary between what is figure and what is background, challenging ideas of perception and image consumption. In this age of seamlessly altered and composite images, Figure Ground brings the idea of image composite to the forefront making the act of alteration the figure itself.

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