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Landforms & Lifeforms

January 26 - April 12

Landforms & Lifeforms

Taylor McKinnon

January 26th-April 12th, 2024

Landforms & Lifeforms is a collection of fine art photographs exploring the beauty of western North American landscapes—the austere and intimate, the bold and obscure. The images, often minimalist, seek landscapes and biodiversity in essential form. The collection celebrates careful observation and our sense of beauty as they together beget deeper and more reciprocal relationships with the non-human world. 

Please join us for the following Landforms & Lifeforms events:

Exhibition Grand Opening: January 26th, 2024; 5pm-7:30pm 

No registration is required. 

Nature Photography, Art, and Activism: February 22nd, 2024

Taylor McKinnon is an artist by accident and an activist by trade. In this artist talk, McKinnon will discuss nature photography as a practice of natural history— of mutually reinforcing, deeply intertwined endeavors of observation, art, love, and activism. McKinnon will discuss the fight to protect most places he shoots.

Learn about McKinnon’s process in the field and lightroom, laziness and the compositional freedom of long lenses, and the hobbled, pure process of finding minimalism and personal style absent art theory. McKinnon will also share some of his more abstract landscape photography not featured in the exhibit.

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Nature Photography for Everyone: March 23rd, 2024

Let’s go to nature, see what the day brings, and spend the day making pictures. Join artist Taylor McKinnon in the field to discuss composition, light, and the fundamentals of how cameras work. You’ll get the chance to practice isolating interesting and beautiful subjects near and far and finding lovely visual order amidst the scenes of the Mogollon Highlands. If you have a camera, bring it. And if you have a tripod, bring that too. And if you have neither, perhaps only a smartphone, that’ll work, too. All are welcome in this practice of natural history through the lens. 

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January 26
April 12
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Natural History Institute


Natural History Institute
126 N Marina St
Prescott, AZ 86301
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