By Jill Greenberg
A most sensible big name portrait photographer, Jill Greenberg has a distinct skill to coax robust feelings out of her matters - even if human or animal. Her images of bears, accumulated right here for the 1st time, shock and have interaction. We come upon cubs as adorable as a child's Teddy, grizzlies that appear like they could swallow you complete, and Polar bears seated in Sphinx-like tranquility. Full-grown brown bears, grizzlies, black bears, Polar bears, and endure cubs are photographed on position opposed to a portrait backdrop. The poses and facial expressions are at turns oddly comedic, pensive, terrifying, and occasionally abruptly human. Alive with Greenberg's signature lighting fixtures and noticeable in the course of the exact viewpoint of her lens, those startling endure images deliver us nose to nose with our fears and fantasies.
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