Patricia Deadman is a lens-based visual artist, independent curator and writer. She obtained a Fine Arts Diploma, Fanshawe College; BFA Visual Arts from University of Windsor. Deadman has participated in numerous artist residencies including Banff, Alberta; Paris, France; Merida and Oaxaca, Mexico. She has exhibited since the 80’s, most recently in; Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3, Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast, Museum of Art and Design, New York, New York and Resilience: National Billboard Exhibition, MAWA, Winnipeg, MB. Her work is in numerous public and private collections and currently lives in Woodstock, Ontario.
This photograph was taken a month after a hurricane hit the Yucatan. The city zocalo was cleaned and ready to receive tourists. However, once one walked a few blocks away from the centre, the devastation became obvious. Displacement and added hardship to community members and the destruction to surrounding rural areas and wildlife were evident. The photo addresses the continued resiliency of the people.
Una Calle en Mérida
b / w photograph on rag paper