Domesticated: Wild Animals Trapped In Suburbia

Photographer Amy Stein set out to capture our paradoxical relationship with the "wild" in her series Domesticated. Expertly crafting each photograph based on real news reports and oral history, her photos serve as dioramas of our new natural history.
Howl
Watering Hole
Trasheaters
New Homes
In Between
Backyard
Fast Food
Grasp
High Grass
Nursery
Hillside
Struggle
Cuttings
Net
Prize
Riverside
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Howl

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The photographs were shot in and around Matamoras, Pennsylvania. It’s a small town that borders a state forest. According to Amy, the location serves as a backdrop to the artificial barriers we construct between us and the natural world.

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Watering Hole

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Amy describes the photographs as “modern dioramas of our new natural history.” It’s a new natural history where both the domestic and the wild aren’t supposed to live harmoniously.

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Trasheaters

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Amy was named one of the top photographers in the world by American Photo magazine and has won numerous prizes for her work.

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New Homes

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In Between

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Backyard

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Fast Food

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Grasp

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High Grass

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Nursery

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Hillside

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Struggle

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Cuttings

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Net

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Prize

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Riverside

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