This photo was taken on December 12, 1994 in Kerala, India. I’d like to answer the often-posed question of whether any of my images are computer tricks: nature does not need Photoshop to collage her stories. My photographs record what I saw through the lens of my camera. The gestures of animals are not made on a silicon chip. We must find the humility to credit nature for her wonder. There is no need to digitally invent the expressions of an elephant or a whale. Instead, I’m trying only to follow nature’s lead.—Gregory Colbert

This photo was taken on December 12, 1994 in Kerala, India. I’d like to answer the often-posed question of whether any of my images are computer tricks: nature does not need Photoshop to collage her stories. My photographs record what I saw through the lens of my camera. The gestures of animals are not made on a silicon chip. We must find the humility to credit nature for her wonder. There is no need to digitally invent the expressions of an elephant or a whale. Instead, I’m trying only to follow nature’s lead.

—Gregory Colbert

The Ashes and Snow installation at the Nomadic Museum in Mexico City included, for the first time, water canals over which the photographic artworks were suspended.

The Ashes and Snow installation at the Nomadic Museum in Mexico City included, for the first time, water canals over which the photographic artworks were suspended.