Heteropteryx dilatata, male, Malesia
Heteropteryx dilatata, male, Malesia

This insect is not endangered, but is an example of the prints I plan to make.

I’ve started work on a new project in which I’ll photograph critically endangered and extinct insects at museums. With this project, I hope to mark the lives and passing of often overlooked species, to emphasize the importance of biodiversity and the link to human life, and to raise awareness of actions we can take to promote insect survival. I’m working on permissions to photograph various collections, and have had some success.

Scientists believe we are witnessing massive extinctions of insects, and I want to serve as a witness and documentarian of this sad state. There are millions of insect species in the world and not enough entomologists or funding to record them all, and certainly not enough resources to document the loss of entire species. But I can gather information that is known, from many museums, into a photographic record.

Heteropteryx dilatata, male, Malesia
Heteropteryx dilatata, male, Malesia

This insect is not endangered, but is an example of the prints I plan to make.

I’ve started work on a new project in which I’ll photograph critically endangered and extinct insects at museums. With this project, I hope to mark the lives and passing of often overlooked species, to emphasize the importance of biodiversity and the link to human life, and to raise awareness of actions we can take to promote insect survival. I’m working on permissions to photograph various collections, and have had some success.

Scientists believe we are witnessing massive extinctions of insects, and I want to serve as a witness and documentarian of this sad state. There are millions of insect species in the world and not enough entomologists or funding to record them all, and certainly not enough resources to document the loss of entire species. But I can gather information that is known, from many museums, into a photographic record.

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