DANIEL KUKLA

Daniel Kukla, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, currently resides in Brooklyn, New York where he works as a photo-based artist. He is a graduate of The International Center of Photography program in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. Prior to his photographic education, he attended The University of Toronto and received his B.Sc. in Evolutionary Ecology, Biology, and Evolutionary Human Anatomy. He works at the juncture of these disciplines, focusing in on capturing images that have the power to articulate our ever-changing relationship with the natural world. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Burma, Canada, China, Lithuania, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa and the UK.

1_o

2_o

Captive Landscapes

We, as humans, go to great lengths to satisfy our desire for a connection with the natural world, especially in our interactions with wild and exotic animals. Zoos are the primary site for this relationship, but they often obscure the conflicts inherent in maintaining and displaying captive wild animals. In this series, I photographed the interiors of animal enclosures at 12 different zoos across the U.S and Europe. These images invite the viewer to question the role of these constructed habitats, and explore the motivations behind collecting, preserving, and controlling the natural world.

3_o

4_o

5_o

6_o

7_o

8_o

9_o

10_o

11_o

To view more of Daniel’s work, purchase your copy of Aint-Bad Magazine Issue No.7 : Beyond Here, available in our shop and visit Daniel’s website.

abn7-1_o

abn7-4_o

abn7-6_o

abn7-7_o

abn7-8_o

Buy Now!



ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP!

Photo Credit : Céline Clanet



After a long break, we are excited to bring back our Annual Memberships! This opportunity is similar to a subscription but has many more incredible benefits that are worth knowing about. Memberships are limited to just 300 per year, so sign up today before the spots fill up! Consider becoming a member of Aint–Bad today to ensure your support of independent publishing! Our members are like family and will be treated as such! Read more about our membership opportunities below and join today!

Join Today!