Emma Kisiel

Posted by Fabio 5 August 2013

Emma Kisiel’s photographs are an exploration of the ways in which we as humans experience and interact with animals. Kisiel uses photography to document and ponder her emotional and physical closeness to animals, both living and dead. Often, her images bring to light the negative effects of man’s influence on animal and natural life. Kisiel’s work features animals throughout American society—realistically in shelters, zoos, and pet stores and on the streets and the side of the road; glorified as taxidermy in natural history museums and outdoor mega-stores; and in the artist’s studio. While in some ways repulsive and confrontational regarding human mortality and fear of death, Kisiel’s photographs draw attention the inherent beauty of the animals of America’s Wild and the domestic realm.