Photographer Linda Kuo
's work focuses on "animals and their encounters with human civilizations". Displaced
shows exotic animals being cared for at the Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine in NYC, while Hit and Run
shows the aftermath of wild animals' encounters with vehicles upstate. (warning: Dead Animals).
posted by theweasel
on Jul 1, 2013 -
the new urban jungle
. . . is a growing movement led by cities like San Francisco
, New York
, and Leiden
to restore active and vibrant natural systems in urban areas. Far from the eden-like depictions of nature of yesteryear, i.e. the garden of earthly delights
(nonetheless, still attracting some dynamic new christian converts
), the movement has morphed into today's backyard and grassroots environmental movement which is more and more a picture of hybridity, compromise, mixed-use, and ultimately, taking nature out of the walled islands of zoos, aquaria, national parks and other thick-walled institutions and offering a different kind of everyday "unmediated"
community experience with the new urban wilderness
posted by huckhound
on Jul 6, 2006 -
The Bird Man of Telegraph Hill
: a beautiful story of a formerly homeless man, a flock of wild parrots in San Fransisco, and how their relationship transformed them both.
"You see them and you have to love them..."
posted by moonbird
on Jan 26, 2004 -