Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas
October 17, 2016 10:15 PM Subscribe
My Memento Mori project follows the tradition of the 16th Century Dutch Vanitas painting movement, which took decaying objects as its subject matter, symbolizing the ephemeral nature of life and the certainty of death. Though none of the subjects I have photographed are endangered, they pay homage to the many species that have been pushed to the margins of existence and of their habitats by the relentless growth of human civilization. — Bobby Neel Adams exhibit at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, through October 30.
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