The Vernacular Bestiary is a collection of snapshots of animals that go from A to Z.
Vernacular means amateur snapshots.
Bestiary is a lot of animals.
Each page also contains a quotation to give additional meaning.
This collection was built up over a 30 year period by John Nichols, owner of the John Nichols Gallery.
The Vernacular Bestiary has been exhibited at several museums and public schools and viewers were encouraged to write poems about their vavorite animal in the exhibit. These poems were displayed along side the photos of each animal.