Past Display Ran from 18 November 2017 to 22 April 2018

Into the Woods: Trees in Photography

Trees have inspired photographers from the beginnings of the medium to the present day

This display explores the diverse representation of trees in photography: as botanical subjects and poetic symbols, in the context of the natural and human worlds.

Display Highlights

Gustave Le Gray, In the Forest of Fontainbleau (Bas-Bréau), 1852. Museum no. 68007

Royal Engineers, Cutting on the 49th Parallel, on the Right Bank of the Mooyie River Looking West, about 1860. Museum no. 40090

Alfred Stieglitz, Poplars, Lake George, 1932 © Alfred Stieglitz, Gift of the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation. Museum no. E.900-2003

Ansel Adams, Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958. Museum no. PH.1376-1980. © Ansel Adams

Gerhard Stromberg, Coppice (King’s Wood), 1994. Museum no. E.585-2001. © Gerhard Stromberg

Mark Edwards, Rotting Apples from the series What Has Been Gathered Will Disperse, 2004. Museum no. E.399-2005. © Mark Edwards

Tal Shochat, Rimon (Pomegranate), 2011. Museum no. E.1127-2012. © Tal Shochat

Awoiska van der Molen, #274-5 from the series Sequester, 2011. Museum no. E.2646-2016. © Awoiska van der Molen

Tokihiro Sato, Hakkoda #2, 2009. Museum no. E.691-2017. © Tokihiro Sato, Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects

Samuel Bourne, Poplar Avenue, Srinuggur, Kashmir, from the end, 1864. Museum no. 52971

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Background image: Mark Edwards, Rotting Apples from the series What Has Been Gathered Will Disperse, 2004. Museum no. E.399-2005. © Mark Edwards