Catherine Chalmers

June 1, 2000 - July 1, 2000

Images © Catherine Chalmers

Images © Catherine Chalmers

Images © Catherine Chalmers

Images © Catherine Chalmers

Images © Catherine Chalmers

Catherine Chalmers


Critically-acclaimed photographer, Catherine Chalmers, explores the food chain of life in explicit form through her large-scale color images of animals eating animals. Her dramatic photos with vibrant, brilliant colors are irresistibly shocking as she captures, the details of a frog eating a praying mantis, and then a praying mantis eating a caterpillar, and then a caterpillar, eating a tomoato. You want to look away, but you just can’t. Chalmers raises all the animals she uses and maintains a mini-ecosystem within her Manhattan apartment. Her book, Food Chain: Encounters Between Mates, Predators, and Prey is due out in May, 2000, and is published by Aperture.