sofia lopez mañan

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THE BOOK OF NATURE
Location: Argentina
Biography: I am a photographer with a degree in filmmaking, naturalist and mycology lover documenting themes related to human relationship with biodiversity.  I am an active collaborator with multiple NGO´s such as CLT and Santuarios do Brasil... MORE
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THE BOOK OF NATURE
Copyright sofia lopez mañan 2024
Updated Apr 2022
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Summary
What if Nature does not exist?
The term “nature” has been used in various inconsistent senses, corresponding more or less to the different attitudes which thinkers adopted towards the material part of the world in relation to the rest” —Britannica Encyclopedia.

Nature does not exist. It’s a simple enough observation, but when we fully understand that humanity is not part of the biosphere, but is biosphere, we start to see the world from a different perspective.

Nature is a social construct, a concept we made up in our quest to order and understand the world. In the birth of the anthropocene Nature has become a romantic, idealized and modernist thought that fragments, classifies and separates what is united, the human being. Nature can be anything, depending on who is deciding.
 
The Fall of Nature unpacks and plays with our denials and preconceptions, forcing us to face our relationship with the world we inhabit. The story investigates what nature is for humans and reflects on how this idea influences our relationship with ecosystems and our perception as human species today. Nature is Dead” is a cabinet of curiosities, a diverse visual collection of what we define as Nature. 
 
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