Whitney Lewis-Smith Biophilia
Humanity’s relationship with nature is the central theme of Whitney Lewis-Smith’s work. Using 8×10 glass plate negatives, she documents her highly detailed set constructions exploring the nuanced ways plants, animals, and people interact. Having previously worked in ecological fieldwork, her staged tableaus are layered with scientific, historic, and cultural chronicles. The flora and fauna in her photographs are collected during field expeditions, as well as from healers and storytellers, and Museum collections across North America.
Curated by Kyle Matuzewiski