Heroes of Horticulture
July 31, 2009 — September 27, 2009
Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing Gallery
In the summer of 2007, a curatorial team from George Eastman House invited twelve photographers to photograph the sites designated by The Cultural Landscape Foundation as their 2007 Landslide landscapes—with this year’s thematic spotlight on Heroes of Horticulture. The photographs made for this project serve multiple purposes: they document a project; they record and illustrate the astonishing specimen trees, groves, allées and plant collections that the Cultural Landscape Foundation deems unique and character-defining to a region: and, for most of us, this is the only way we will experience the subjects and places depicted. However, these photographs are more than simple records of facts. They are collaborations with artists that have yielded compelling interpretations of extraordinary places.
Heroes of Horticulture was organized by George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in collaboration with The Cultural Landscape Foundation.