Nathaniel Ward

Nathaniel Ward (b. 1983) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Ward investigates and undermines the monumentalizing force of photography by focusing on objects and icons that do not easily reveal their reasons for being.  By confounding the viewer’s expectation that meaning or truth will be delivered by a seemingly documentary photograph, Ward hopes to reposition the visual language of the photograph into a space of contemplation and revelation as opposed to consumptive reading and instant gratification.