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 and delights readers with spectacular images.
Picture commentaries by Sarah Anne McNear and an informative essay from curator Jamie M. Allen broaden our understanding of photography and how it 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, Stephen Shore, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nobuyoshi Araki and Collier Schorr.
Copublished by Aperture and the George Eastman Museum.
About the Contributors
Jamie M. Allen is Associate Curator in the department of photography at George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York.
Sarah Anne McNear has over 30 years of experience in museums and cultural nonprofits, with a specialisation in photography and community-based art education.
About the Publishers
Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, is a multi-platform publisher and centre for the photo community, connecting with its audiences in print, in person and online through the most inspiring work and the sharpest ideas.
Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photography, cinema, photographic and cinematographic technology and photographically-illustrated books.