Photographer Daniel Du brings us this beautiful set of photographs in response to the theme of poverty and Philippians 4:19:

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.


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Daniel Du, “Decay and Provision”/8, 16”x24”, C Prints


From the Artist:

Walking through the streets of New York, there is a pervasive amount of decay and waste. There is a sense of temporality and fragility in the human structures that cross our paths. Looking closer, there is evidence of the passage of time and the stratification of generations of cultures one on top of another in the peeling of layers and in the accumulation of debris. In this photo series, I look to decay for renewal. Is renewal evident as time wears objects from order to chaos? I think the answer lies in perspective, in the viewer’s vantage point. Whether it’s how light changes, how compositions are rearranged, or how points-of-view are juxtaposed together, there is room to reflect on all the layers behind the veneer of what we see within a wider context. Looking this way shows evidence of sustainability that transcends these structures and materials. This series reveals an enduring renewal through the passage of time.

ddu_headshotDaniel Du is photographer living and working in New York City. Born in Shishou, China, Daniel got his BFA at the University of Texas.  Daniel is currently an artist in residence with Transform Arts and is a member of the Long Island City Artists Collective.



This work was curated by Brian Dang.

Images are copyrighted by the artist and used here by permission.

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