Ryan Walker
'Pole boat’, Turner River
2017

Ryan Walker
‘Reclaimed', Mile Marker 70 , Tamiami Trail
2017

Ryan Walker
‘Snowbird', Snowy Egret, Naples Pier
2017

Ryan Walker
‘Untitled', Shark Valley
2017

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Ryan Walker
'Pole boat’, Turner River
2017

Ryan Walker
‘Reclaimed', Mile Marker 70 , Tamiami Trail
2017

Ryan Walker
‘Snowbird', Snowy Egret, Naples Pier
2017

Ryan Walker
‘Untitled', Shark Valley
2017

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Just Beyond the Trail: Finding the Florida Everglades

Magenta Foundation and Air Canada enRoute present a specially commissioned series by Toronto-based photographer Ryan Walker. Hosted by thisopenspace.

The Everglades didn’t make an impression on photographer Ryan Walker until he and a Gladesman glided deep into the cypress trees. There, aboard a pole boat, the highway noise faded and the sounds of osprey, herons and alligators took over. When the area became a national park in 1947, nature took back the 6,000 square kilometers of wetlands, islands and winding waterways. Although many locals had to move from hunting and fishing to tourism, Walker found out that their mental maps of mangroves, canals and marshes are intact (and GPS is no match).

Les Everglades n’ont impressionné le photographe Ryan Walker que quand celui-ci s’est enfoncé sur une barque mue à la perche par un habitant du cru sous le dôme des cyprès. À ce moment, le concert faunique des balbuzards, hérons et alligators a noyé la rumeur de l’autoroute. En 1947, quand la région est devenue parc national, la nature a repris ses droits sur 6000 km2 de marécages, d’îles et de sinueux cours d’eau. Même si les résidents ont dû troquer chasse et pêche contre tourisme, Walker a découvert que leur carte mentale des palétuviers, canaux et marais est intacte (le GPS n’est pas de taille).

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