Ed Panar, ‘Brooklyn’, 2010, Spaces Corners

Roaming the natural and urban world with a camera for over 16 years, often alone, on foot, keeping a low profile, Ed Panar has repeatedly been caught in the act of photography—not by other people, but by a random assortment of familiar animals: cows, cats, frogs, dogs, turtles, deer, geese…you name it. The animal sees Ed, and Ed sees the animal; an unspoken communication passes between them. If he’s lucky, the moment is captured on film, catalogued, tagged for future reference. In Animals That Saw Me: Volume One Panar brings together the first collection of his most surprising and unexpected encounters with ordinary fauna—a brief, deadpan field study of the uncanny moment of recognition between species. What exactly have the animals seen? The pictures are a reminder that we must appear as strange and exotic to them as they do to us.

Series: Animals That Saw Me

Signature: Signed & editioned on reverse side of print

Image rights: Ed Panar

Nofound Photo Fair
Next Level Projects
66 Rue de Turenne
Paris, France
Nov 16 - 19, 2012

Curator’s Choice
selected by Tina Kukielski
Concept Art Gallery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Sept 8 - Oct 7, 2012

Animal That Saw Me Vol. 1, The Ice Plant, LA 2011 (out-of-print)

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About Ed Panar

American, b. 1976, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania