Behind Glass refers both to the glass or boundaries of an enclosure and to the glass of the camera lens.
Often I find myself gazing into the eyes of a monkey, his hand touching the glass wall that separates our worlds. The window works not only as a framing device but also to add atmosphere and narrative, left for the viewer to interpret.
Primates especially are able to remind people of the undeniable connection between man and animal, and this feeling evokes a memory of a time when man was part of nature.
— Anne Berry
In this series,
See full-screen slideshows of the top winners selected by National Geographic this year in all categories of their international contest: Nature, People and Places.
Let's sit down before we go is a portrait of the places
Swedish photographerwas elected Photographer of the Year at the Rencontres d'Arles in 2003. In 2007, he was one of the four world finalists in the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Now, in Lens Culture, he generously shares 20 new photos, and talks about his work and life in an insightful and compelling 18 minute audio interview.