Friday, March 11 - 4:00PM to 4:45PM
"Photography as Medium for Co-Evolutionary Animal-Human Conversations"
This lecture combines photographic and animal studies perspectives to explore how photography as medium can facilitate or constrain our relations with the natural world. We develop two interconnected lines of inquiry: How do humans' relationships with nonhumans function both to demarcate and to intermingle the natural and the cultural, creating a co-evolutionary conversation? And what are the ways that the medium of photography can uniquely enhance or constrain that conversation? Co-evolutionary conversations create relationships recursively, relocating poetry into science, and science into poetry. We examine such translocations in a diverse group of photographers' works, including those of Richard Barnes, Susan Ressler, and Nancy Macko.