Kerry Skarbakka’s images picture a world full of physical and emotional dangers. His web site refers to German philosopher Martin Heidegger, who described human existence as a process of perpetual falling. This creates the framework for much of the falling/tripping photographs in his series The Struggle to Right Oneself, for which Kerry has become known. The image Studio was recently featured on the cover of a deluxe edition DVD/CD package titled Photography Now: One Hundred Portfolios, an international survey featuring 1,200 photographs and audio commentary.
Kerry Skarbakka has shown his photographs internationally and has been acknowledged through numerous awards and grants, including a Creative Capital Foundation Grant in 2005. He has been featured in art magazines such as Aperture, Direct Art Magazine, Zoom International (Italy), Focus Magazine (Belgium), ArtReview International (UK), and more. He received his MFA at Columbia College, Chicago. Images from his series The Struggle to Right Oneself have been featured in Aperture, Direct Art Magazine, Zoom International (Italy), Focus Magazine (Belgium), ArtReview International (UK), and many other fine art journals. Skarbakka participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program in July 2006.