The Art of Natural History: Richard Barnes Breaks Out of the Museum

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As a photographer, Richard Barnes has focused on exploring architecture and archaeology. From excavations in Egypt to Ted Kaczynski's cabin, Barnes has captured the border between contemporary culture and the built environment.

Barnes' work has also led him into the museum, forcing him to ask: "How does an institution determine what is to be saved and validated and what is to be discarded and forgotten? Whose past is worthy of collection and preservation and whose is expendable and why?"

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Image credit: Richard Barnes