The Young Earth is a photo series by New York based artist Jordan Sullivan, shot in Iceland on 35mm and Polaroid film. Sullivan follows two Americans in their twenties, one of them terminally ill, as they explore the idyllic and remote corner of Iceland. There, they are forced to confront their own mortality and a past love triangle that had previously disrupted their friendship. What bonds the two young men in their last days together is fear: one man faces his impending death, the other faces his own uncertain future and the loneliness of the world without his best friend. Through meditations on death, the end of youth and the beauty and complications that come with love and friendship, the narrative examines how we might find courage in the face of oncoming tragedy.
The Young Earth is the first volume out of Sullivan’s Wandering Days book series and will be published as a book via DAP/Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art in October 2013, available for pre-order/purchase here.