Catherine Chalmers

23.12.2011 in16:36 in Nature, animals -->


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Catherine Chalmers, 1957, USA, is a photographer, but also concentrates on video and other mediums. She studied Engineering and holds an MFA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London. She uses life insects and other animals to create her images. In 2010 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship for a project on leafcutter ants. This video project also contains photography, sculpture and drawing. In 2004 Aperture released her second book American Cockroach, raising questions on how we humans look at the animals we perceive as pests. The series is devided in three parts; Residents, Imposters and Executions. Her first book was Foodchain showing encounters between predators and pray against a white backdrop. Catherine has exhibited around the world and has been published extensively. The video below is made by Chalmers. The following images come from the series Genetically Engineered Mice, American Cockroach; Imposters and Foodchain; Pinkies.