Ed Panar has been photographing the natural and urban world for the past 16 years. In his book, Ed Panar: Animals That Saw Me: Volume One, he brings together the first collection of his most surprising and unexpected encounters with ordinary fauna—a brief, deadpan field study of the uncanny moment of recognition between species.
Ed has been “repeatedly been caught in the act of photography—not by other people, but by a random assortment of familiar animals: cows, cats, frogs, dogs, turtles, deer, geese…you name it. The animal sees Ed, and Ed sees the animal; an unspoken communication passes between them.”
And you may catch Ed’s work on Friday, March 30 at a book signing event for Animals That Saw Me at the International Center of Photography Store in New York City (from 6-7:30pm).
Animals That Saw Me was featured on several best photobooks of 2011 lists including: Alec Soth's Top 20 Photobooks of 2011, TIME's Best of 2011: The Photobooks We Loved, and Photo-Eye. Find out more about this project including links to recent press and reviews here. A special edition of Animals That Saw Me which includes an original c-print is now available through The Ice Plant.