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F20 Coyle - ENGLISH 290 / ENVIRON 244 - REPRESENTING WILDLIFE, VISIT 2

This is a color photograph of a butterfly resting on a blade of grass. The butterfly sits mid-ground, in focus. The foreground and background are out of focus, creating expansive green fields of color.
Jeannette Klute
American Copper Butterfly
dye transfer print on paper
13 in x 10 in (33.02 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
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Coronado Feeders, Dalhart, Texas, 2012
18.9x16 inches. Archival pigment print on Baryta. Unframed.
Edition of 250. Signed and numbered on reverse.


Mishka Henner’s photograph frames an aerial view of a feedlot in Texas, where ranchers working in the beef industry raise cattle for slaughter. The industry is a major contributor to global warming, deforestation, pollution, and freshwater depletion. It is also the second-largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, behind fossil fuels. Feedlots house thousands of cows in confined spaces, where they are forced to eat a diet saturated with growth hormones and antibiotics. State laws often forbid photographs or films to be made of such feedlots without the consent of the owner. Taking advantage of a loophole in these laws, Henner created his aerial views of feedlots by compiling screenshots of satellite images from Google Earth. This process results in highly precise, though abstracted, representations of the landscape as seen from miles above.


This is a color photograph of a green frog. The image has a shallow depth of field, with only the frog in focus. The lower foreground and background are blurred, but it is apparent that the frog sits in a marsh, with water and grasses around it. 
Jeannette Klute
Green Frog
dye transfer print on paper
12 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in (31.75 cm x 24.13 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
Harold Allen
Bisontennial
gelatin silver print on paper
11 1/8 in x 14 in (28.2 cm x 35.6 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 3/16 in (46.04 cm x 56.36 cm)
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Arnold M. Gilbert
This drawing shows a girl holding a bird close up to her face. She is depicted from the side. The artist signed and dated the work in pencil (l.l.) "Richard Wilt 1957".
Richard Wilt
A Girl and a Bird
ink on paper
18 in x 24 in (45.72 cm x 60.96 cm)
Gift of the Estate of James van Sweden
This photograph depicts a scene at a zoological park, showing a group of people standing by a railing looking downwards into a pool with a walrus. 
Garry Winogrand
New York City
gelatin silver print on paper
13 7/16 in x 9 1/16 in (34.13 cm x 23.02 cm)
Gift of Stanley T. Lesser, A.B. 1951, J.D. 1953
Ernst Haas
Kenya, from "The Creation"
dye transfer print on paper
12 7/8 in. x 19 1/2 in. ( 32.7 cm x 49.5 cm )
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952
Charles Phillips
Buffalo Around Geyser
gelatin silver print on paper
20 in. x 24 in. ( 50.8 cm x 61 cm )
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
The photograph depicts a river lined with snow-covered banks and pine trees and a snow-capped mountain rising in the distance.  
Ansel Adams
Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite Valley, California
gelatin silver print on paper
14 11/16 in x 19 5/16 in (37.31 cm x 49.05 cm);26 3/16 in x 32 3/16 in (66.52 cm x 81.76 cm);22 3/16 in x 28 1/16 in (56.36 cm x 71.28 cm)
Gift of Harry H. Lunn, Jr.
This photograph depicts a view of the silhouetted forms of two boys holding a large glass jar and standing in a body of fresh water surrounded by trees.
Keith Carter
Fireflies
platinum-palladium print on paper
10 in x 10 in (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
Along the bottom of the composition are two horizontal bands with white borders. Within these bands are organic shapes bordered in dark lines. At the top half of the composition is square with white borders that showcases a heavily lined scene reminiscent of waves in the ocean. The background of the piece is highly texturized.
Gabor Peterdi
A Genesis
color etching on paper
20 1/16 in x 14 ⅝ in (50.96 cm x 37.15 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Gulick
Image of a book lying open to a page featuring an illustration of a whale. A newsclipping featuring a photo of a whale lies on the book across the open page.  
Joanne Leonard
Whales
inkjet print on paper
24 in x 36 in (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm);21 1/2 in x 32 in (54.61 cm x 81.28 cm)
Gift of the artist

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