When one prestigious art collector walked in to Anne de Carbuccia's New York exhibition space, he was puzzled. "I love your prints—the light, the composition," he said of the French artist's large-scale photographs of breathtaking landscapes around the world. "But why do you have to have that thing in front of them?"
Before she presses the shutter button in remote, seemingly untouched locations, de Carbuccia places a "Time Shrine" in the frame, filled with objects that speak to the landscape and how it has transformed over the ages. They instantly carry her work from traditional nature photography into art that makes a strong, unapologetic statement on human waste and greed.