In 2007, Scott Conarroe embarked on a journey across North America to photograph railway infrastructure. His large-scale photographs are a remarkable testament to its past glory and future potential, with tracks that unify urban and rural environments. Largely empty of trains or people, these contemplative elegiac images evoke a range of responses to what is arguably the defining technology of the modern nation state.
Conarroe is well known for his social landscapes of familiar places, which evoke romantic pictorial traditions while participating in contemporary photography's critical discourse. His photographs of empty hockey rinks, town squares, back alleys and looming bridges and underpasses have been exhibited in Canada and the USA, and he has lectured throughout North America. He also won Blackflash magazine's Best Still Image prize and was awarded the prestigious Light Work residency. Scott Conarroe is represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto.
Curated by James Patten.