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“I wanted to make a story about animals on the brink of extinction,” Pavlina Ecclesiarhou The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List, which assesses over 19,000 threatened species, originally inspired San Francisco-based artist Pavlina Ecclesiarhou to begin her Epitaphs series. Photographing a selection of these animals at natural history museums worldwide, Ecclesiarhou has produced a collection of images that highlights these threatened species and seeks to increase public awareness about the imminent loss of biodiversity. Though these animals are not yet extinct, Ecclesiarhou chose to photograph taxidermied specimens for her images, encouraging viewers to reflect: can they be conserved as living species in the wild, or are they fated to be preserved in dioramas at natural history museums? See "Epitaphs: Silent Stories" by #PavlinaEcclesiarhou, pre-security, in Terminal 3. http://bit.ly/2m6Yksl

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This image was posted on April 02, 2017.

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Pavlina Ecclesiarhou: Epitaphs: Silent Stories
This photography exhibition was on display between March 2017 and June 2017 in the 3A E Plaza Meet and Greet gallery, located in Terminal 3