Todd Forsgren (born 1981) creates intimate portraits of birds at the moment of their capture in mist nets as part of scientific surveys and ornithological research. This monograph serves as an effective and original critique of our impulse to name, classify and quantify wildlife.
Todd R. Forsgren uses photography to examine themes of ecology, environmentalism, and perceptions of landscape while striving to strike a balance between art history and natural history. His work has been shown at numerous venues, [including Carroll and Sons, Heiner Contemporary, and Jen Bekman Galllery. They've also been featured in a number of magazines including The Guardian, New Scientist, Time Magazine's Lightbox, Hey, Hot Shot!, and the Russian edition of Esquire Magazine.] Forsgren is currently visiting assistant professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland, and has taught courses at a number of other institutions. Forsgren studied biology and visual arts at Bowdoin College and he studied photograph at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and J.E. Purkyne University. He was an artist-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the Artist's Enclave at I-Park, and Maryland Hall for Creative Arts and was a Fulbright Fellow in Mongolia.
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