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Focus 45: The Photographer in the Garden

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 12 p.m., Curtis Theatre

From famous locations to the simplest home vegetable garden, from worlds imagined by artists to vintage family snapshots, The Photographer in the Garden (Aperture and George Eastman Museum, 2018) traces the garden’s rich history in photography and delights readers with spectacular images.

At this talk, Jamie M. Allen, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Associate Curator in the Department of Photography and author of the book's essay, will explore the relationships between photography, botanical images, and the cultivated landscape. Her talk will span the history of photography, starting with the medium’s invention in the nineteenth century. She will point out important photographic processes along the way—from daguerreotype to digital photography—while discussing the work of diverse photographers, including Anna Atkins, Edward Steichen, Imogen Cunningham, Stephen Shore, Abelardo Morell, Andrew Buurman, Tanya Marcuse, Sharon Core, Ori Gersht, Rachel Sussman, and Brad Temkin.

After the lecture, Allen will sign copies of her book, which is available in the Museum Store.

Free to members; included w/ museum admission