In today’s world, consumer goods are increasing in volume. At the same time, their useful lives are shorter and shorter. Consuming without a thought of what is left behind is what we are taught. Found in Nature spotlights the remnants of consumer goods in the context of ocean-borne pollution. The viewer confronts collections of found objects pulled from the shores of New York Harbor, and experiences the way humanity is managing its relationship with nature and the oceans in particular.
Barry Rosenthal a fine art photographer, urban archaeologist and sculptor. He studied photography at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio and at the Apeiron Workshops in Millerton, New York, with notable photographers Emmet Gowin and George Tice. Barry’s fine art images can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Massachusetts. Barry is a resident of Lower Manhattan, along with his wife and daughter.