JUNE 2019: LUCAS FOGLIA
Conservationists often disagree about how humankind should best move forward from the damage we have already done. Traditionalists argue that we should put a boundary around wild spaces to preserve them, but there is no way to contain the effects of people. More radical conservationists propose moving all people to green cities, supplied with renewable energy and sustainable agriculture, so the countryside can re-wild itself. Responding to this debate, I befriended and photographed people who are working towards a positive environmental future despite the enormity of the task. Human Nature is a series of interconnected stories about our reliance on the natural world and the science that fosters our relationship to it.
Lucas Foglia grew up on a farm in New York and currently lives in San Francisco. Nazraeli Press recently published his third book, Human Nature. Foglia’s prints are held in major collections including at Denver Art Museum, Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, International Center of Photography in New York, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Victoria and Albert Museum in London.