(Photo Credit: Refinery Flock Triptych (Panel 1) by Massimo Cristaldi)

“This project, [which] starts from the utilitarian relationship between flocks of birds and the heat emitted by a Refinery, investigates [the] precarious equilibrium between industries and animals—between manmade artifacts and Nature.”

Massimo Cristaldi’s photograph Rifinery Flock Triptych (Panel 1) from his Refinery Flocks series was given the Director’s Honorable Mention in the “New Visions” exhibition. Cristaldi’s series depicts the fluid intuitions of bird swarms. In his own words, Cristaldi uses his series to present “a certain ‘synergy’ between the monstrous products of progress and natural species.”

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