FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aftermath: The Griffith Park Fire
Photographs by Colin Remas Brown
May 3 18, 2008
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2121 San Fernando Road, Suite3, Los Angeles, CA 90065
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Griffith Park, May 2007 Photos by Colin Remas Brown
On May 8, 2007 a major wildfire broke out in Griffith Park and, over the course of that afternoon and evening, spread rapidly. Before containment, the fire consumed over 800 acres of the 4,200-acre park. Just days after the fire, photographer Colin Remas Brown documented its effects. Where he expected to find only scorched trees and hills, he discovered instead an apocalyptic nightmare and the true victims of the blaze: the native wild life.
These photographs unveil the incalculable losses suffered from a wildfire and what we stand to lose in a future disaster. These images fascinate and enlighten. They also repel, shock and sadden, for they expose a pitiful and grotesque tragedy, one that would have remained invisible had Brown not ventured into the park that day.
drkrm. gallery presents these photographs in an exhibition commemorating the one-year anniversary of this disaster.
Colin Brown graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in photography in 1997. For the past 10 years he has been a member of IATSE Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild.
drkrm. gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to fine art and documentary photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes and the display and survey of popular cultural images. All gallery events are free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday Saturday, 11 am 5 pm. Sunday 1-4pm
drkrm. is located at 2121 N. San Fernando Road, Suite 3 in the Capitol Studios Building in the Glassell Park section of Northeast Los Angeles, just minutes from Chinatown and down the road from The Brewery Art Complex. Drkrm. is about a mile from the San Fernando Road exit off the Glendale Freeway (Interstate 2) or the Figueroa Street Exit off the 110 (Pasadena Freeway) North.