Wed 13 Sep 2017

Lucas Foglia - Human Nature Book Launch

18.30 - 20.00

Join us in the Bookshop and meet photographer Lucas Foglia, who is launching his new monograph Human Nature, published by Nazraeli Press. Lucas will be talking about his new work followed by a book signing.

Foglia writes, “I grew up on a small farm in the suburbs, thirty miles east of New York City. The forest that bordered the farm was my childhood wilderness, a wild place to play that was ignored by our neighbors who commuted to Manhattan. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy flooded our fields and blew down the oldest trees in the woods. On the news, scientists linked the storm to climate change caused by human activity. I realized that if humans are changing the weather, then there is no place on earth unaltered by people.”

Both factual and lyrical, the series is a celebration of the curious. At times funny, sad or sensual, the images illuminate the human need to connect with nature and to the wildness in ourselves.

Foglia’s work is driven by a desire to understand the conflicting forces of modernity and nature; how we manipulate the earth to sap its resources, and how some seek to restore it. Human Nature revisits themes established in previous books A Natural Order and Frontcountry, but on a broader, global scale.

Lucas Foglia’s photographs are held in major collections in Europe and in the United States, including Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Denver Art Museum, Foam, International Center of Photography, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Victoria and Albert Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pier 24, Portland Art Museum, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Exhibitions of his photographs are forthcoming at Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, Foam in Amsterdam, and Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

Free event, no booking necessary