On this issue of Eyeshot, Marco Savarese throws down a challenge to Charalampos Kydonakis, Rammy Narula, Ania Klosek, Jesse Marlow and Maciej Dakowicz: to talk about Flora and Fauna through street photography.
Nature and animals are undisputed protagonists in art, from Palaeolithic cave paintings up to Maurizio Cattelan’s avant-garde provocations. But how can street photography, which is intrusive, frenetic and eager for contemporaneity, talk about something that lives without being aware of the era it belongs to?
Can such an art, that lives thanks to the moment, represent timeless forms of life?
The lesson you learn from Flora and Fauna is the ability to adapt to a world that flows so fast and selfishly, that you forgot who was occupying it before us.