Mother Pigeon’s Outstallation

An artist's hand-felted birds demonstrate the beauty found in urban wildlife

Mother Pigeon‘s rapture with New York City’s indigenous wildlife has led to a course of activism, through art and public installations. The artist, known to her human companions as Tina Piña Trachtenburg will debut a gregarious Flash Flock, designed to coax a “much maligned” and “overlooked” avian out of the landscape and into the public eye. Her upcoming “Outstallation” will bring an unprecedented number of …

Sebastião Salgado’s Expansive Genesis Exhibition

The Brazilian photographer's earth-spanning collection of landscapes, animals and indigenous people hits the US for the first time

Eight years ago, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado set out to document the remaining unspoiled parts of our planet, wanting to draw attention to the ever-pressing issue of climate change and environmental degradation. No stranger to long-form projects focused on global issues—”Workers” (1993) and “Migrations” (2000) both examine labor inequity and population movements—Salgado’s “Genesis” is a vast body of work and tackles subjects that are equally …

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

A Kenyan sanctuary that protects the endangered Rothschild subspecies, who aren't shy to nab a treat from your hands (or lips)

by Kelly Phillips Badal Set on 12 acres of private land within a 140-acre indigenous forest, Giraffe Manor is an ivy-covered 1930s colonial mansion-turned-hotel, with stunning art deco interiors to match. But the true stars of this classic Kenyan home are the 10 rare Rothschild giraffes that roam the property—and aren’t shy about sticking their long necks straight through windows, doors and balconies in search …