Lori Nix

Circleville, 1999

Lori Nix (American, born 1969), Circleville, 1999, chromogenic print, 20 x 24 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2002.11.

“My childhood was spent in a rural part of the United States that is known more for its natural disasters than anything else. I was born in a small town in western Kansas, and each passing season brought its own drama, from winter snowstorms, spring floods and tornados to summer insect infestations and drought. Whereas most adults viewed these seasonal disruptions with angst, for a child it was considered euphoric. Downed trees, mud, even grass fires brought excitement to daily, mundane life. As a photographer, I have recreated some of these experiences in the series Accidentally Kansas.”—Lori Nix