Len Jenshel, along with his wife Diane Cook, traveled the world for more than three years shooting the artificial landscapes of aquariums (she in black and white, he in color), which they see as representing the "juncture of nature and culture." This beautiful image taken from the Kaiyukan Aquarium in Osaka, Japan, one of the largest aquariums in the world, focuses on the Antarctica display, which houses three different breeds of penguins. It exemplifies Jenshel's view of aquariums, which he describes as having more to do with "people's obsession not only to collect and contain, but to neatly package nature." Colorful and theatrical, this limited edition photograph honors the aquarium by making it a place "not just of amusement but of revelation."
Len Jenshel, one of the pioneers of the New Color movement since 1974, and among America's foremost landscape photographers, has exhibited work internationally in museums and galleries, including one-person shows at the International Center of Photography in New York City and the Art Institute of Chicago.