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Geoffrey H. Short's Untitled Explosion #1CF2 was featured in reGeneration 2: Tomorrow's Photographers Today, the second book in Aperture's series shining a spotlight on the next generation's rising stars. Short subtitles the enigmatic series shown here "The Sublime, the Terror, and the Allusion"—three concepts he questions in his work. Although Short's photographs document events that actually took place—these particular ones required the collaboration of special-effects technicians—they also refer to other explosions: the big bang, of course, a terrorist bombing, or an atomic explosion.


Geoffrey H. Short (born in New Zealand, 1962) graduated with honors from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2009. He has participated in numerous solo and group shows in New Zealand, and his work is held in the collections of the Musée d'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Michaelis School of Fine Arts, Cape Town, South Aftrica.

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