A History of Photographers in the Garden: A Panel Discussion
Since the invention of the medium, photographers have been drawn by the allure of flowers. This group exhibition is excerpted from the book The Photographer in the Garden, co-published by Aperture and the George Eastman Museum, celebrating the rich history of artists working in the garden as a site of inspiration and reinvention.
The exhibition features works by acclaimed artists: Sam Abell, Alice Austen, Mark Cohen, Stephen Gill, Lonnie Graham, Justine Kurland, Lori Nix, Bill Owens, Sheron Rupp, Collier Schorr, Mike Slack.
During the course of the exhibition, the museum is proud to present a series of virtual panel discussions. This is the first of four panel discussions.
Denise Wolff, Senior Editor, Aperture; Jamie M. Allen, associate curator, George Eastman House, and Sarah Anne McNear, writer, will discuss the making of the book “The Photographer in the Garden”. Allen will show how photography became a tool to record botanical specimens and landscapes. The collaborators will discuss the legacy of this work and answer questions. The panel will be hosted by Paul Moakley, Caretaker and Curator, and Victoria Munro Executive Director, and Curator of the Alice Austen House.