The Burn


Jane Fulton Alt shows the diverse elements of the burn—the mysterious luminosity, the smoke that both obscures and reveals. She says, "I was immediately struck by the burn's visual and expressive potential, as well as the way it evoked themes that are at the core of my photographic work—the moment when life and death are not contradictory but are perceived as as a single process."

Jane Fulton Alt’s rich and bold color images of fire, smoke, and ash are stunning. They are arresting, drawing the eye into them. They evoke a panoply of emotions, all centered on wonder or, as Edmund Burke put it, “astonishment.” They are sublime.
— Michael Weinstein, Chicago