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Horseshoe Crabs
Ways of Seeing: The Practice of Observation in Natural History and Art - A conversation with photographer Lynn Alleva Lilley
An interdisciplinary artist, photographer Lynn Alleva Lilley’s recent photobook Deep Time, presents the mysterious life and world of the ancient Atlantic horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Learning that the oldest fossil relative of the horseshoe crab lived 445 million years ago led her to consider “deep time,” a geological concept relating to the vast amount of time since the earth was formed, approximately 4.5 billion years ago. Join Lynn and former NHI Executive Director Tom Fleischner in a webinar conversation about our human impact on the earth and understanding deep time in the present, and about how science, poetry, and photography go together in her work.

Dec 2, 2021 05:30 PM in Arizona

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Lynn Alleva Lilley
At the core of Lynn Alleva Lilley’s photography is a strong connection to nature and place. Her creative process is inspired by poetry, music, painting, and science, and she has a particular interest in the photobook as a uniquely intimate way of presenting her photographs. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Arts degree in International Studies. Ms. Alleva Lilley began as a self-taught photographer more than 25 years ago and later studied with photographer Terri Weifenbach, who became an important mentor. Born in Washington, DC, Lynn currently lives in Silver Spring, MD.
Tom Fleischner
TOM FLEISCHNER is the former Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, Faculty Emeritus at Prescott College, Past Chair of the Natural History Section of the Ecological Society of America, and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. He is the editor of "Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays On Wildness and Wellness" and "The Way of Natural History," and author of two other books and numerous articles.