Henrik Kam

May 1, 2003 - May 31, 2003

Henrik Kam
2003

Image © Henrik Kam

Henrik Kam
2003

Image © Henrik Kam

Henrik Kam
2003

Image © Henrik Kam

Henrik Kam
2003

Image © Henrik Kam

Henrik Kam


Henrik Kam’s color images of San Francisco Bayfront interiors also explore the concept of preservation, with a more direct statement on environmental abuse. Kam uses color to frame and abstract the dilapidated and abandoned storage rooms, once used by the US Navy for toxic research and repair work during the Cold War. Decades of careless handling and disposal of heavy metals and low level radioactive materials has left behind a multimillion dollar clean up effort at one of the largest Superfund sites in the country, next to one of the poorest neighborhoods in San Francisco.