Piece description from the artist
The power of these falls dwarfs all other experience. I woke up before dawn to cross into Zimbabwe and scout a point that captures the sounds that fill the humid and still air from that most uncomfortable but fleeting night. After crossing off the first few spots I climbed down an embankment of bushes that suddenly opened upon this scene. Amazing and engrossing, it took twenty minutes to remember to take a picture. This is why these falls are called, "Mosi-oa-Tunya" or the Smoke That Thunders.
Marc Tkach, a Virginia based artist, was raised in California and relocated to the East Coast in 2006.
His work, captured through digital photography as well as a variety of obsolete formats and films, focuses on passing moments of contemplation and curiosity. "Sally Mann":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Mann, "Richard Misrach":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Misrach and "Vivian Maier":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Maier are among Marc’s sources of inspiration, along with cinematographer "Fan Ho":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho_Fan, painter "Edward Hopper":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Hopper, and sculptor "Andy Goldsworthy":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Goldsworthy. His photos have been featured in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, the "Glen Echo Photoworks Gallery":http://www.glenechophotoworks.org/, the Washington Post, the State Department, and many international development publications.
During the day Marc is an engineer in international development; this takes him all over Africa building schools, airports, clinics and water treatment plants. These projects are designed to relieve poverty by removing the constraints that hold back economic growth. He is now five years into this career correction and he hasn't looked back.