LORRAINE WALSH
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ROOM WITH A VIEW

Digital prints, 2001

This series considers how amphibians are indicators of the environment. Exploring global warming’s impact on our environment, I photographed frogs endangered due to habitat loss. Also key to the work are foraminifera microfossils; any of a large group of single-celled (usually microscopic) eukaryotic organisms, such as amoebas, ciliates, flagellates and sporozoans. They can be used to determine the age of sedimentary strata. As a result, the presence of certain foraminifera and pollinated fossils in limestone offer clues to corporations whose purpose is oil exploration on where to seek fossil fuels. Thus, they are actively sought after by fuel industries.

Note: I photographed the endangered frogs at the Bronx Zoo, NY. These frogs include the Madagascan Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilii), an endangered species.