ROA’s first monograph is a beautiful, comprehensive work — covering images from his his early work in Belgium, following his travels across the globe. By elevating native, overlooked animals in each location, he confronts people with the natural world that is — or was — all around them, in the most urban of spaces.
I posted a lot of ROA work on unurth over the years, and his creativity, craft and fierce dedication to his agenda has his work stand the test of time.
At this time when in some places, nature is retaking quieter urban landscapes, it seems a great moment to reflect on the beauty and wistful narratives behind ROA’s work.
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