Salt Lake City, UT | Photography
Nathan Gentry is a visual artist and writer who primarily works with the photographic medium and is interested in bringing out stories involving the relationships humans have with each other, the world we live in, and how they affect each other. He has presented his work primarily in his home-state of Texas, but has begun branching out to other regions of the country, such as: Virginia, Ohio, Arizona Pennsylvania, and Hawai’i. Currently, his project 53% can be seen on permanent display at The Exhibit Gallery on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Meanwhile, his latest project, A.D.D. (another.damn.distraction.), is traveling the United States and can be seen in multiple galleries amongst many cities. In 2016, Nathan earned his Bachelors degree in Electronic Media with a minor in Photography at Texas State. Prior to obtaining his undergraduate degree, Nathan moved to Pittsburgh where he obtained his Masters Degree in Digital Media, as well as Documentary Specialization. Upon completion of his Masters programs, Nathan branched out to make work in his new hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. There, he continues to explore and develop new practices in which he can create photographic works through new processes.
His most recent achievements have been presented in the form of international selection. Work from his current study “Stigmata”, as well as selections from his collection “Our Planet” can now be seen in four different museums throughout Italy. Aside from his photographic studies, Nathan is in the process of publishing a poetic photo book, featuring photographs created by himself, which are complimented by poems written by himself, but also featuring selections by other writers. This book is called, “A Vision for Unspoken Words,” and he hopes to release it in the Spring of 2020.
Experimentation and manipulation is a common theme in much of Nathan’s work. The manipulations he creates typically serve as the defining cause and/or effect that is being told in his projects. In most cases, his work is displayed in a printed format, but not always framed. At times, the lack of framing and purposeful abuse he inflicts on his work is a key factor in telling the story within each piece he creates.
Photographic Experimentation and Manipulation