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trees 13
trees 13

karen schoellkopf
trees
2006 – 2007
digital c-prints

these are images taken in buffalo, ny (my hometown). they are a series of trees that sustained extensive damage throughout the region, due to an early snowstorm in october 2006, where heavy wet snow on the leaves weighed down the trees, broke them, and caused such major devastation to the entire area that it was declared a national disaster.

i have photographed these trees in a time of transition and change. they are living things changed by crisis, literally still standing, and adapting.