Joel Wellington Fisher’s exhibition entitled “Washington to Washington” is a series which deconstructs distinctly American landscapes of significance to the D.C. Sniper shootings that took place in 2002. Fisher’s landscapes show seemingly mundane spaces that give a feeling that something has gone terribly wrong and in a post 9/11 world this work is a look into fear and terror in our recent history that hits close to home and has become a common element in today’s society.
Joel Wellington Fisher received a BA from the University of New Hampshire where he studied English and psychology in 1997. He received a MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. In the fall of 2006 Joel began work and study at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of graphic and Book Arts) in Leipzig, Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship. His work has shown nationally and internationally in both group and solo shows. Photographs from his series Washington to Washington appeared in the first annual Platform of emerging photographers 2007 at the Fotomuseum in Winterthur Switzerland. He currently lives and works in New York City where he is a lecturer at the City College of New York.