Dale Rio

Photographer
In Absentia
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Nationality: American
Biography: I am a photographer who has been shooting and printing my own work for nearly thirty years.  I received an MFA in photography from Pratt Institiute in 1996 and a Fulbright Travel Grant and the Miguel Vinciguerra Grant in 1997.  Since... MORE
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In Absentia
Copyright Dale Rio 2023
Updated Feb 2021
Topics Abandonment, Black and White, Capitalism, Conceptual, Dying/Death, Environment, Fine Art, Industrial, Landscape, Loss, Personal, Photography, Still life
This body of work features places that once buzzed with life but are now devoid of humanity.  Places where you think people should be but aren't.  Objects that serve as stand-ins for people.  It begs the question: When the spirit of a person, place, or thing has parted, what is left in its stead?  This work echos my concern with mortality, man's relationship with the environment, the destruction of community, and what the future holds for the planet. 
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