Image Of The Day

Elephant Magazine, December 5, 2019

The high desert and prairies of midwest America are the subject of photographer Lorena Lohr’s recent photographs, presented in a new solo exhibition that opens this evening at Cob Gallery in London. Lohr explores the unexpected details of signage, wall facades and cables encountered along her journey, building up a new visual language of proximity and intimacy with the places that she encounters—a far cry from the majestic plains captured by iconic photographers of the American landscape such as Ansel Adams. Hers is an America littered with pop-cultural emblems, hope, sadness and longing, from Graceland in Memphis to the enduring kitsch of 1950s-themed diners.