3. Juli 2018 – Art

The Photographer in the Garden

From famous locations to the simplest home vegetable garden, from worlds imagined by artists to vintage family snapshots, The Photographer in the Garden traces the garden’s rich history in photography

Larry Sultan, Los Angeles, Early Evening , 1986 ; © Estate of Larry Sultan, Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco
Sam Abell, Prize Winning Flowers, Alaska State Fair , 2013 ; © Sam Abell

Considering the garden from many angles—the symbolism of plants and flowers, the changing of seasons, and the gardener at work—this new volume is the first substantial look at the complex relationship between photography and nature.
An informative essay from curator Jamie M. Allen and picture commentaries by Sarah Anne McNear broaden our understanding of how photography has been used to record the glory of the garden. The book features photographers from all eras, including Anna Atkins, Karl Blossfeldt, Eugène Atget, Edward Steichen, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, Stephen Shore, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nobuyoshi Araki, Collier Schorr, and many more. An essential read for all photography and gardening enthusiasts alike, The Photographer in the Garden brings together some of the most stunning photography in the history of the medium.

Jacqueline Hassink, Haradani-en 1, Northwest Kyoto , 2010; from the series View, Kyoto ; © Jacqueline Hassink

Opening Image: Luigi Ghirri, Versailles , 1985 , © Estate of Luigi Ghirri, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

Slider: Andrew Buurman, Untitled, Birmingham, UK , 2004; from the series Allotments, © Andrew Buurman, Courtesy George Eastman Museum, purchase with funds from Charina Foundation Endowment ; Andrew Buurman, Untitled, Birmingham, UK , 2004; from the series Allotments, © Andrew Buurman, Courtesy George Eastman Museum, purchase with funds from Charina Foundation Endowment; Cover

The Photographer in the Garden

By Jamie M. Allen and Sarah Anne McNear
Photographs by Eugène Atget, Edward Steichen, Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nobuyoshi Araki, Collier Schorr, and many more

Copublished by Aperture and the George Eastman Museum