About the Photographer
American, b. 1983
Lucas Foglia’s “Frontcountry” series is a seven-year long documentation of some of the most remote rural areas in the United States in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming that are home to very active mining developments. The images portray the stories of the people living among the constant change in their communities—from the initial “boom” of the start of a development and subsequent expansion of the surrounding towns, to the eventual “bust” and abandonment leaving a sparse population on a beaten and pillaged landscape.
"Human Nature" is a series of interconnected stories about our reliance on nature and the science of our relationship to the natural world. Each story is set in a different landscape: city, forest, farm, desert, ice field, ocean, and lava flow. From a newly built rainforest in urban Singapore to a Hawaiian research station measuring the cleanest air on Earth, the photographs examine our need for “wild” places—even when those places are human constructions. Lucas Foglia’s photographs are held in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum; International Center of Photography, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; among others. His work was featured in the 2018 MoCP exhibition, Lucas Foglia: Human Nature.