From the article by Mark Alice Durant for Don’t Take Pictures:
For 20 years, the collaborative team of Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber have been imagining humanity’s minor and major disasters in miniature.
For this viewer, there are two prevailing reactions to the work of Nix and Gerber. First is the admiration and delight at the craft and attention to detail required to create these dioramas, that exist essentially, only to be photographed. The second reaction is rooted in the limits of photographic narrative—the images do not address the question of “what happened?”