Western Spaces

Benjamin Rondel


Canadians enjoy an abundance of space. Yet, despite the vast expanses of land, the sheer enormity of the country, residents must negotiate the perpetual relationship between this space and human encroachment upon it. Rondel's photographic project speaks to the contrasting themes of openness and infringement on the landscape, made apparent in his images of stark landscapes and scarred vistas, highlighting an ongoing tension between nature and humanity’s interference on it.