The series “Sold: The Art of Trophies” explores the implicit connection between trophy hunting and wildlife photography. I made the initial images in Tanzania in 2013 with a Pentax 6x7 film camera. At that time my only intent was to capture beautiful images. After subsequent time spent working as a photojournalist in Uganda, I came to understand the role of the eco-centric photographer differently. As wildlife photography became more accessible, I experienced first-hand the environmental degradation done by tourists and hobbyists eager to get “the shot.” In 2016, I revisited the work and edited the images to create them conceptually as “trophies.” I did this through a series of artist choices: the inclusion of the film border represents human encroachment and the unfortunate necessity for protected game parks; the red ”sold” dot (commonly used in galleries to indicate sold art) overlaid onto the animals renders them an object owned by the human shooter, while also removing them from a state of naturalness. The images are hung upon the wall as shot (with a camera, not a gun) trophies to be admired and remembered. I do not pretend that wildlife photography is as destructive and malevolent as trophy hunting. However, I do believe that there are inherent psychological congruencies between the two, and that it is imperative for the modern wildlife photographer to understand this, and to shoot responsibly and ethically.