New York, NY USA
Tuesday, June 30, 2009–Friday, July 10, 2009
Daniel Fox is a rugged adventurer who has in a stunning manner sought out and documented truths of nature with his exciting expeditions and extraordinary photography. He is not the casual observer, but rather a seeker of the realties of his nature subjects, approaching each with a respect and honest that is readily conveyed back to us in the images he captures. They are an unflinching documentation of what nature is and who wildlife are. They portray the contemplative, peaceful moments and the action-filled movements of life in the wild. They tell stories and encourage the mind to wander into one's own recollections.Fox is unique in capturing the instants in which the animals note his presence and seem to allow him into their individual live. He waits for that shared moment, when they are aware of each other. The animals look him in the eye and are absorbed in thought. It is a unique form of portraiture. Fox makes us aware of the fragility of these beings by showing us the reality of their daily existence and the preciousness they each hold in this world. We are also, then, subtlety reminded of our own role as guardians of this vulnerable planet, on which we -- and wildlife -- strive not only to survive but also to thrive. We are confronted with the fact that, although we each have our own struggle, we are all in this together.
Ani Boyajian, Author of Stuart Davis: A Catalogue Raisonne, the award-winning book documenting the complete works of American artist Stuart Davis, published in 2007 by Yale University Gallery in association with Yale University Press.