Brooks Dierdorff (b. 1985 Redlands, CA) is an artist exploring the ways media like photography and video shape our cultural imagination of environmental collapse. His work includes a range of methodologies like photo-based sculptures, installation, video, appropriating images from commercial and archival sources, and environmental grief therapy among others. This expanded photographic practice often explores new ways of seeing - staging encounters with photographs that push against the interpretation of a photograph as an objective document to be passively received, offering instead a sensorial and emotive relationship with photographs.
He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally at galleries that include Amos Eno in Brooklyn, New York; The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; The Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle; High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California; The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art at The Orlando Museum of Art; Johalla Projects in Chicago; the Ulrike Hamm Gallery in Bissendorf, Germany; the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea; and The New Gallery in Calgary, Canada.
Brooks received his BA from the University of California, San Diego in 2007 and his MFA from the University of Oregon in 2012. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.