Buck Gems: The American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

Girl at natural history

I took this photograph because it would record for me of the power of these dioramas, for young and old. I saw the girl stop in her tracks, something that made the educator in me snap to. Then I realized that I paused because seeing her was like watching myself look at these recreated gemsbok, their horns like tree-spears puncturing an artificial sky, their eyes piercing, the feet all planted.

SNV 2013

with thanks to Armand Morgan

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