This body of work explores the aftermath or consequences of an environment without bees, a kind of future anterior scenario. Bees play a vital role in our natural ecosystems as they are responsible for the pollination of many fruit, nuts, vegetables and other species. 100 crop species provide 90% of food worldwide and of those approximately 70 species are pollinated by bees. The high mortality rates of bees in Europe, America and Asia significantly threatens global biodiversity and it is this danger or sense of threat that underpins the work. Colony Collapse Disorder charts specifically the scientific reasons behind the mortality rates of bees and features microscopic images from John McMullan.
About the Artist
Antonia Kenny is a photographer from County Offaly based in Dublin. She studied photography at D.I.T. and her main fields of interest include portraiture, music, street and documentary photography.