Peter Nohrnberg

Photographer, Poet, Critic
Signs Taken for Wonders
Location: USA
Nationality: USA
Biography: Peter Nohrnberg is a scholar of literary modernism, poet, and photographer.  He has been taking photographs since he was an adolescent, and is currently a member of the Boston Photographic Resource Center.  His photographs have been... read on
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Signs Taken for Wonders
Credits: peter nohrnberg
Date of Work: 04/20/18 - 04/13/21
Updated: 04/20/21
This portfolio situates itself between aesthetic contrivance and random fortuity. More particular, I discover in sites of seeming banality hints of what might be called their mythic ontology.  I regard these images as particularly American in their desire to discover in our fragmented society a mythic whole. Yet I also hope to offer an imminent critique of our fetishization of images, a perverse predilection for the iconic, however contrived or canned, in which photography itself is complicit.  

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