Emmanuel Monzon is a photographer and visual artist based in Seattle, WA. He graduated from the Academy of Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, with honors. His work has been featured throughout the US, Europe and Asia. Monzon’s work focuses primarily on the idea of urban sprawl and the expansion of its periphery.
“Through my urban sprawl series, I want to photograph the in-between state found in the American landscape,” the artist writes. “I capture places of transition, borders, passages from one world to another. If I could sum up the common theme of my photos, it would be emptiness and silence. My pictures try to extract from the mundane urban landscape a form of estheticism. Where most people only pass through, I stop and look for some form of poetic beauty. I like repetition, I like series, and I like driving around.”