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ashes and snow — Gregory Colbert


Gre­gory Col­bert from ‘Ashes and Snow’

“In explor­ing the shared lan­guage and poetic sen­si­bil­i­ties of all ani­mals, I am work­ing towards redis­cov­er­ing the com­mon ground that once existed when peo­ple lived in har­mony with ani­mals. The images depict a world that is with­out begin­ning or end, here or there, past or present.”—Gre­gory Col­bert, Cre­ator of Ashes and Snow

I found Gre­gory Colbert’s work by acci­dent in a Google+ post. When I viewed the gallery, I was stopped in my cyber-tracks. I’ve always felt a close­ness for and enjoyed my inter­ac­tions with other species. (some­times, much more than with my own) and the way in which Col­bert com­mu­ni­cates this idea is just breath­tak­ing. For those with a high band­width inter­net con­nec­tion, the Flash-based gallery is one of the best imple­men­ta­tions of this for­mat that I have ever seen. Colbert’s vision is well worth a visit.

Ashes and Snow org. page

Gre­gory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow is an ongo­ing project that weaves together pho­to­graphic works, 35mm films, art instal­la­tions and a novel in let­ters. With pro­found patience and an endur­ing com­mit­ment to the expres­sive and artis­tic nature of ani­mals, he has cap­tured extra­or­di­nary inter­ac­tions between humans and animals.

His 21st–cen­tury bes­tiary includes totemic species from around the world. Since he began cre­at­ing his sin­gu­lar work of Ashes and Snow in 1992, Col­bert has under­taken pho­to­graphic and film­ing expe­di­tions to loca­tions such as India, Egypt, Burma, Tonga, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Kenya, Antarc­tica, the Azores, and Borneo.

ashes and snow.