of Bird Photographs Opens at Smithsonian
views of birds in their natural habitats, photographer Keith Logan
explores the theme of home and what it means to the survival of
a species. "A Place Called Home," an exhibition of 40
photographs, is on exhibit in the Smithsonian's National Museum
of Natural History.
photographer from Alberta, Canada, Logan specializes in detailed
images of birds in their habitats. He began exhibiting his photographs
in 1981. Since then, his work has been published in magazines, books
took most of the photographs in the exhibit with an Arca Swiss 4X5
camera equipped with a custom-built flash. He developed and printed
all of these Ilfochrome prints as well as built all the frames for
I've located a nest, I construct a blind and slowly move it closer
and closer," says Logan. "I carefully observe activity
around the nest, and if the bird's behavior changes, I withdraw.
Sometimes I wait for weeks for the birds to chance upon the composition
I have in mind."
I spend a long time watching my subjects, I understand how dependent
they are on their habitats. Some are adaptable; others need very
specific conditions. All need a place they can call home."