In his project 'Totem,' photographic artist Jason Mc Groarty captures instances in which woodland animals enter the urban sphere.
The black-and-white images are striking if only because they are unexpected. It's not every day we see these magnificent, wild creatures cross the threshold into the modern context of our lives. The element of surprise is potent in each photograph, reminding us that the barriers between 'wild' and 'civilized' are not as concrete as we've come to believe they are.
We've monopolized the environment around us so completely, it seems we've forgotten it does not solely belong to us. Totem is a powerful series that urges us to remember we share the earth with other creatures and beings.
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