Burned Over by Amelia Bauer
- Caroline Kurze
Amelia Bauer created the series ‘Burned Over’ in the forests of Central New York. Inspired by the mysterious stories that evolve around the ‘burned-over district’ of upstate New York, Amelia used artificial lighting to act as an outside force on the landscape. The territory was the birthplace of several early American religious and occult groups. The photographs reveal something felt but not seen about these forests, as though the land itself holds a presence we seek to uncover but fear revealing entirely.