Photos Reveal Our Deep, Ever-Weirder Relationship With Nature
Lucas Foglia's artful photographs tell the story of humans, nature, and the science that binds us.
Foglia grew up on a small farm about 30 miles outside of Manhattan. While his neighbors were busy commuting to the city, he and his family lived off the land. A forest bordering their farm shielded the strip malls and housing developments from view, creating an environment that Foglia remembers as their own private wilderness.
Exploring the places where humans and nature meet emerged as a central theme in his photography, and he began weaving together a narrative of farmland, deserts, and green cities. When Superstorm Sandy hit his family’s farm in 2012, the physical impact of downed trees and flooded fields was immediate. The larger discussions linking this extreme weather to climate change were harder to visualize but just as