Entry Title: "New York City Wildlife"
Name: George Grubb , United States
Category and Expertise: Collage|Deeper Perspective, Non-Professional


Entry Description: The animals depicted herein were photographed by the photographer in their wild, natural environments in threatened regions around the World. These animals and their habitats are threatened by man, either through climate change, poaching, urban development or other intrusions into their environments. This ongoing project seeks to raise awareness of the plight of these animals by juxtaposing the animals in an environment that is absurd -- New York City.

Story: This collection of digital compositions features an assimilation of my wildlife and urban street photography. The images have been captured, over the years, in my travels and around my hometown, New York City. The animals depicted herein were photographed in their wild, natural environments in threatened regions around the World. These animals and their habitats are threatened by man, either through climate change, poaching, urban development or other intrusions into their environments. This project seeks to raise awareness of the plight of these animals by juxtaposing the animals in an environment that is absurd -- New York City. For me, personally, this project rises from my desire to forego the isolating intellectual compartments of “Urban” and “Rural” photographic experiences I have had in my years as a photographer. In trying to wholly assimilate these urban and rural experiences, I have turned to photography and its modern day tools in an attempt to merge these two worlds together to create a unique identity of our World. In addition to trying to raise collective consciousness of the social issues involved, I am personally seeking to reduce the perceived boundaries and question the identities that we create to separate ourselves from the animal World. Through greater compassion and understanding of our kindred spirits, I believe we are able to expand our understanding of ourselves and inspire greater meaning within our own lives.

About the Artist:

Focusing on creative reinterpretation of landscapes and wildlife photography.