Todd Forsgren

American, b. 1981

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Todd Forsgren

American, b. 1981

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In Todd Forsgren’s photographs of birds, landscapes, and community-based urban gardens, he traverses the border between the fine arts and natural history. As an enthusiastic ornithologist, he is best known for his images of birds caught in mist nets. “Here, I find that the birds inhabit a fascinating space between our framework of the wild and unknown versus the measured and named,” he says. “During this moment the captured creature can seem embarrassed or fearful or angry. It is a fragile moment before they disappear back into the woods, and into data.” Forsgren uses his photography to raise questions about ecological conservation and environmentalism.

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In Todd Forsgren’s photographs of birds, landscapes, and community-based urban gardens, he traverses the border between the fine arts and natural history. As an enthusiastic ornithologist, he is best known for his images of birds caught in mist nets. “Here, I find that the birds inhabit a fascinating space between our framework of the wild and unknown versus the measured and named,” he says. “During this moment the captured creature can seem embarrassed or fearful or angry. It is a fragile moment before they disappear back into the woods, and into data.” Forsgren uses his photography to raise questions about ecological conservation and environmentalism.

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