/ 2022 / Nature / Other

BIRDS

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Other
  • Photographer
    Thomas Lohr
  • Studio
    Thomas Lohr Photography

BIRDS is a study of plumage. Thomas Lohr visited eighty birds in aviaries across Europe. Undulating variations of texture, color, layer and light are exposed through photographic close-up, framing, and abstraction. A rare proximity to the birds recasts them as patterned flora or inanimate fauna—avian textiles. Between the decorative, documentary, painterly, and zoological, BIRDS undercuts our expectations about what we see when looking at these strange creatures before asking us to look again.