My book Finding Trust, published by Kehrer Verlag in Germany has been released in Europe and will be available in the US in Spring 2014. It’s totally beautiful! An awesome homage to a very special place in the universe.
recently received this quote from a new friend and backer of my Kickstarter project, it completely embodies my aim with these Finding Trust pictures, from Henry Beston, enjoy………..
“We need another and a wise and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.” Henry Beston
It’s always nice to get some of your “Passion Work” published, hell yes! And it’s way cooler in Chinese, perfect because I can’t even read the interview and kick myself for revealing too much of my heart and my secrets over and over again, perfect perfect. Also, super nice to get my first image in National Geographic this month and then as always Outside does a nice layout but this time I get an animal assignment, luck luck……bring it!!!!!
Marie Claire China
National Geographic, Visions Of Earth
This year, Sarvey has had a pretty large influx of screech owls, as you can see they are so gorgeous………my friend Kestrel, our raptor specialist claims that contrary to popular belief owls aren’t really that smart, but apart from science I beg to differ. After we brought this new friend of mine into his outdoor enclosure yesterday, I spent a long time just sitting, photographing and observing his behavior. He just sat on his perch in the warm sun for a pretty long time staring off into nowhere, maybe feeling a little in shock by the change in temperature, noticing his surroundings and as they say with the elephants, “feeling his must” that can be interpreted as feeling his first tinges of “manhood”, or just getting to know himself as a perfect little owl in the wilderness, I prefer the latter……….just because. As for his release status, I’ll keep you posted……..Kestrel says he’s almost ready! Screech owls are my new favorite animal, I’m not sure why and I can’t explain it……..they are just perfect to me. I’m working with an education screech named appropriately Birch, i’m learning to glove train him now and hopefully he will be suited up and ready to go on our next ed program on July 14th!
I just visited my 6 photos exhibited at The Burke Museum in Seattle on friday night, I won 2nd place, yahooo! in the Documenting a Conservation Project Category, excellent-ness!!
more info here,
Blue Earth Lecture Series
A Barn Owl that is undergoing rehabilitation leaps from the top of his cage at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Arlington, Washington. © Annie Marie Musselman .
Blue Earth is proud to host photographer Annie Marie Musselman presenting “Finding Trust: My Discoveries At A Small Wildlife Sanctuary,” the second in our 2009-2010 lecture series on documentary photography focusing on global environments, social, and cultural issues. Musselman will be speaking in Seattle at the Frye Art Museum on Saturday, January 9 at 2 p.m.
“Finding Trust, the photo essay,” according to Musselman, “began 6 years ago at the Sarvey Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, a small sanctuary 75 miles north of Seattle, Washington where I live and work as a photographer. In 2002 when my mother passed away, I was left looking for something to hold on to, something real to photograph, and found the Sarvey Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Located in the foothills of the beautiful Cascade Mountain Range, it is a place where injured, wild creatures come to finish their journey or start a new one. The photographs I produce document the delicate union that exists between humans and animals. It’s not just the actual places where were our lives often intersect, like a park or forest, but the spaces where our emotions meet. The work documents the infirmed animals’ recovery with a sense of wonder as they heal, hoping to return to the wild forests of the Northwest. I hope to capture the palpable emotions in my photographs because I can’t help but contemplate how much we actually know about each other.”
Musselman received her BFA at Principia College in 1996 after a photography apprenticeship in Marseilles, France. Finding Trust won first place in the 2006 Environmental Photography Invitational and was featured in American Photography 22 and 25. Her work has been exhibited at the Seattle Public Library Downtown, The Photographic Center Northwest in “A Delicate Balance”, The Alice Austen House Museum, NYC 2009 and currently at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Nappa Valley, CA. With the intention of expanding her work with animals, Musselman visited Borneo to study and document endangered orangutans in sanctuaries; this work appeared in Newsweek Aug. 11, 2009. Finding Trust is represented by Redux Pictures, NYC. Musselman’s work can also be seen in several magazines including Outside, Mother Jones, Travel + Leisure, The New York Times, The Fader and National Geographic Adventure.
Tickets available at the door. Free to Blue Earth and Frye members; $10 for non-members; $5 for students with ID.
Annie Marie Musselman – January 9, 2010
“Finding Trust: My Discoveries At A Small Wildlife Sanctuary”
Stephen Harrison – March 13, 2010
“The Brain Through The Eyes Of The Beholder: New Explorations in Art, Neuroscience and Cognition”
Jon Orlando – May 15, 2010
“Warriors for Peace: Stories of Resistance and Renewal”
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