Traer Scott is an award winning fine art and commercial photographer and author of five books. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, Life, Vogue, People, O, The New York Times Lens Blog and dozens of other national and international publications. Recent exhibitions of her work have been held at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA and the International Photographic Arts Festival in Shanghai. Traer has been the recipient of the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Photography Fellowship Grant. She resides in Rhode Island with her family.
Natural History, by Traer Scott, is a series of completely candid, in-camera, single exposure images which merge the living and the dead, creating allegorical narratives of our troubled co-existence with nature. Ghost-like reflections of modern visitors viewing wildlife dioramas are juxtaposed against the taxidermied subjects themselves, housed behind the thick glass with their faces molded into permanent expressions of fear, aggression or fleeting passivity.