Charles Lindsay

Fascinated by the scientific aspects of humanity's relationship to the universe, Charles Lindsay—who has a background in geology—creates photographs that explore notions of physical and organic perception. Seeking to expand the limits of his chosen medium, Lindsay created a new method of cameraless photography by spreading carbon emulsion on photo negatives for his CARBON project (2010). These monumental, black-and-white photographs challenge the viewer, refusing to decisively reveal the subject while reveling in fluidity and ambiguity. Charles Lindsay received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010 and became the first artist-in-residence at the SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute in 2012.