by Jennifer Weigel
Affton, Missouri &
The series began in April 2009, when I first noticed a cardinal who had been hit by a car. As this series grew, I considered how we humans have come into so many conflicts with the natural world as well as how many losses that the environment has sustained from our practices. Eventually, it just became too depressing to continue to document the birds as I found them, and I stopped doing so with any regularity from 2017 onward. By showing these photographs, I hope to get others thinking about their effects on the ecosystem and its inhabitants as well.