Reflections in Natural History, by Peter Beard

"Photography, collage, diary. For 50 years controversial and acclaimed photographic adventurer Beard has been using these tools to chronicle the massive sea change the world is undergoing. Using his "dictionary of images"A huge collection of media including found objects, photographs of people and of animal carcasses, text excerpts, drawings, and blood he has developed a powerful lexicon regarding death, nature, technology, information overload, time, population, celebrity, and objectification. His brutally frank works are crowded yet reveal a textured and complicated construction that is at once oblique, disturbing, and ironic. He challenges our preconceptions of beauty and composition while expanding the concept of picture making."
(Review from Library Journal)