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Photo News

Photo News

United States, 2019
Jodi Zellen

Photo News is an Instagram-based project in which images from print newspapers are digitally photographed and manipulated, paired with phrases selected for their lyrical qualities from newspaper headlines, then edited together as a looped video.

The project chronicles events that appeared in U.S. newspapers from January 1st to December 31st in 2019.

The combination of images and phrases transforms the components from found objects into collages that attempt to locate something beautiful in an increasingly toxic world.

These objects no longer signify specific horrors of our time, but instead become abstract signifiers of systems that humans have invented and enabled including ecological and humanitarian crises.