2015, printed 2020
(American, b. 1983)
Image: 76.2 x 101.6 cm (30 x 40 in.); Paper: 88.6 x 114.2 cm (34 7/8 x 44 15/16 in.)
Gift of Dr. Joseph Chazan 2020.333
Edition: Ed. 8 + 2 AP
Forest services sometimes purposely set fires to maintain the health of a forest.
Lucas Foglia traveled the world for twelve years with the goal of “befriending and photographing people working toward a positive future” despite the threats posed by climate change. Controlled burns can rid the forest of debris that could feed a wildfire, return nutrients to enrich the soil and provide more sunlight and open space for young trees and plants, and trigger the next stage of reproduction for certain species.
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