In 2018, Chris Helzer embarked upon a journey to photograph all the beauty and diversity he could find within a single square meter of prairie in Aurora, Nebraska. The project was intended to share with oth- ers the diversity and value of prairies, but it ended up inspiring Chris much more than he’d expected. He came away with thousands of photographs, including more than 100 species, but the numbers represent- ed only a small part of the results. By sitting quietly and intently watching a small space, Chris was able to see the prairie in a much more intimate way than he was used to. He had a window into the lives of the tiny organisms that make up prairie communities and got to follow both their stories and the story of the prairie itself through the seasons. The project has resonated with others well enough that it has been turned into a book and is the topic of an upcoming museum exhibit and potential documentary.
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Info: Frank Keeney, [email protected]