The Scientists Who Track Climate Change in the Field

Lucas Foglia has spent the past two years photographing the climate scientists who traverse glaciers and mountains to collect data — work that largely goes unnoticed. 

Over the past decade, Lucas Foglia’s photographic exploration of the relationship between people and nature has given him a glimpse of the effects of a changing climate from Texas to Sweden. But his interest in climate science started in 2012, after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on his family’s farm on Long Island, N.Y. For Mr. Foglia, the urge to better understand the forces that contributed to that destruction meant seeking out the unsung individuals who track those forces every day.

Juxtapoz Magazine - Lucas Foglia: Frontcountry

The vital connection between landscape and the people who rely on it to sustain livelihood is a central theme in Lucas Foglia’s exceptional series, Fr...

The vital connection between landscape and the people who rely on it to sustain livelihood is a central theme in Lucas Foglia’s exceptional series, Frontcountry. Raised on a farm in upstate New York, the photographer’s earliest childhood memories are of playing cowboy. Foglia envisioned capturing that cherished image of the cowboy when he began this series.

The Changing Landscape of the American West

After Lucas Foglia was rescued by a passing driver during a snowstorm in Wyoming, he set out to photograph the evolving landscape of the American West and the communities most affected by its changes.

In the late fall of 2009, the photographer Lucas Foglia set out on a rural road in Wyoming and got caught up in the vastness of the land.

Lucas Foglia's Sweeping Photos of the American West in the Midst of a Mining Boom - Feature Shoot

Moving Cattle to Spring Pasture, Boulder, Wyoming 2011 Tommy Trying to Shoot Coyotes, Big Springs Ranch, Oasis, Nevada 2012 Frontcountry is Lucas Foglia‘s exploration of the American West, where human…

Frontcountry is Lucas Foglia‘s exploration of the American West, where human figures are swallowed up by an endless horizon and everyday life swells with raw wildness. Foglia spent 7 years traveling through the expanse that is rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming

Back to the Frontcountry

Lucas Foglia photographed the effects of a mining boom in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming.

Lucas Foglia travelled across the American West, where he photographed the effects of a mining boom in the backcountry of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming