This series features responses to the Bell’s collection by Brown undergraduate students.
I am fascinated by Lucas Foglia’s series, A Natural Order, in the Bell Collection. The raw images, a narrative of the green culture to rethink ‘civility,’ really encapsulate the symbiotic relationship between human and nature. Especially now with the quarantine, there’s much to say about ‘modernity’ and its deterioration of the natural world. Now that humans are under lockdown, flora and fauna are reclaiming the spaces of their original habitat. There’s an earthy quality to one of the photos, Andrew and Taurin Drinking Raw Goat’s Milk, that I particularly enjoy; though crude to the ‘civil’ life, the image has warmth in its presentation of the closeness between human and child, human and nature, and human and wildlife.
-Gia Dao ’20