Lori Nix, Tornado
Lori Nix, Tent Revival
Tent Revival
Lori Nix, Snow Storm
Snow Storm
Lori Nix, Plane
Lori Nix, Nuclear Cooling Towers
Nuclear Cooling Towers
Lori Nix, Insect Infestation
Insect Infestation
Lori Nix, Ice Storm
Ice Storm
Lori Nix, Flood
Lori Nix, Blimp
Lori Nix, School Bus, Accidentally Kansas
School Bus
Abandoned Car
Lori Nix, Chicken Truck
Chicken Truck
Lori Nix, Cow
Lori Nix, Crater
Lori Nix, Dogs
Lori Nix, Pollen Factory
Pollen Factory
Lori Nix, Train Derailment
Train Derailment

Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber have lived most of their lives in the rural Midwest. Childhoods spent playing in open fields and witnessing countless storms and natural disasters have left them with a deep affection for the American landscape. This shared love of the land and sky in its endless variations, and a fascination with the absurdities of life, has developed into a series of constructed environments that form the basis of their photographs. Nix and Gerber’s first series, Accidentally Kansas (1998-2000), recreated tornadoes, floods, insect infestations, and other bizarre events that punctuated their childhoods in the Midwest. Devastation and loss were treated with a light handling, resulting in scenes that were more tall tale than true story.

Work by Lori Nix/Kathleen Gerber

Press Coverage

Blog Posts