The Library – Lori Nix (2007)

 Kansas born, Lori Nix  is a photographer who doesn’t like leaving her home studio.

She builds dioramas to create illusory  worlds but these are not reassuring fantasy kingdoms.

Her  2007 collection “The City”  has an apocalyptic feel.

This is what she said about it:

“I  imagines a city of our future, where something either natural or as the result of mankind, has emptied the city of its human inhabitants. Art museums, Broadway theaters, laundromats and bars no longer function.

The walls are deteriorating, the ceilings are falling in, the structures barely stand, yet Mother Nature is slowly taking them over. These spaces are filled with flora, fauna and insects, reclaiming what was theirs before man’s encroachment. I am afraid of what the future holds if we do not change our ways regarding the climate, but at the same time I am fascinated by what a changing world can bring”.