Second Nature: Photography in the Age of the Anthropocene
Edited by Jessica May and Marshall N. Price, Contributions by Donna Haraway and Candice Hopkins and Rocio Aranda-Alvarado
The pressing issue of our time through the lens of important artists working today: the toll of human activity on the climate—known as the Anthropocene—is considered in-depth in this historic convening of photographers and thought-leaders from the worlds of art, Indigenous studies, philosophy, and ecology.
Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, Second Nature is an ambitious and expansive approach to the ever-present climate crisis. Gathering the work of nearly fifty photographers and their unique aesthetic and conceptual perspectives on this urgent issue, May and Price have invited leading figures in a range of fields offering an interdisciplinary and, importantly, intersectional consideration of the Anthropocene.
About The Author
Jessica May is the Managing Director, Art and Exhibitions, The Trustees, and the Artistic Director of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Marshall N. Price is the Chief Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Donna Haraway is Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California Santa Cruz.
Rocio Aranda-Alvarado is a Program Officer in Arts and Culture on the Creativity and Free Expression team at the Ford Foundation.
Candice Hopkins is a Carcross/Tagish First Nation independent curator, writer, and researcher.
Catriona Sandilands is a writer and scholar in the environmental humanities, most well known for her conception of queer ecology.
Carmen G. Gonzalez is a world-renowned expert in international environmental law.