Wednesday November 30th, 2005 through Friday January 27th, 2006
Lewis and Clark, Quantifying Nature is a series of images that depicts Lewis and Clark as everyday men and reflects humanity’s never-ending quest to measure the natural world. “I see Lewis and Clark as a metaphor to examine the human drive to quantify our surroundings in order to understand them,” says Hooper. “The irony is, any manmade tools defeat the goal.”
Renown for his conceptual photography that appears regularly in national publications Esquire, New York Times, O Magazine, Outside, Newsweek and Entertainment Weekly, Hooper is an internationally published commercial and fine art photographer. Hooper’s work has been awarded the International Photo Award from Polaroid and included in the Polaroid Collection of Fine Art Photography, which toured in Europe and Japan. Photo District News has recognized his commercial photography in Photo Annual 2001 and Self Promotion 2002. Communication Arts continuously recognizes Hooper’s imagery in Photo Annuals 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.