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Terra Cognita - Urban Jungle
Hampstead Heath was once part of London’s rural surroundings. Today it is a green oasis in the midst of a busy urban landscape. Andy Sewell regularly wanders in The Heath in search of nature, fully realizing that the area was shaped, and is maintained by the hand of man. His series THE HEATH is an investigation of what, precisely, nature is, but also of what the American biologist E.O. Wilson called ‘biophilia’ – the attraction you feel to the natural, without knowing exactly why.
The work of Andy Sewell (Great Britain, 1978) has been included in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Media Museum, among others, and was honoured with the Magenta Award. The Heath, his first photo book, was included in various lists of important books of the year.