Sport of Queens
Project info

Falconers carry on the ancient practice of training raptors to hunt prey, it is a manner for people to connect with and preserve wildlife. ‘Sport of Queens’ follows Diane Welch, the animal control officer in Arlington, Massachusetts and a falconer of 27 years. Diane is an embodiment of the connection between humans and the natural world, and is passing this expertise on to other women through falconry apprenticeships, while working to protect the lives of raptors from human interference. ‘Sport of Queens’ is an ongoing photo essay about strong women, predatory birds, the bond between woman and nature and the fight to save it.