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
Royal Engineers, Cutting on the 49th Parallel, on the Right Bank of the Mooyie River Looking West, about 1860
Alfred Stieglitz, Poplars, Lake George, 1932 © Alfred Stieglitz, Gift of the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation
Ansel Adams, Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958 © Ansel Adams
Gerhard Stromberg, Coppice (King’s Wood), 1994 © Gerhard Stromberg
Mark Edwards, Rotting Apples from the series What Has Been Gathered Will Disperse, 2004 © Mark Edwards
Tal Shochat, Rimon (Pomegranate), 2011 © Tal Shochat
Awoiska van der Molen, #274-5 from the series Sequester, 2011 © Awoiska van der Molen
Tokihiro Sato, Hakkoda #2, 2009 © Tokihiro Sato, Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
Samuel Bourne, Poplar Avenue, Srinuggur, Kashmir, from the end, 1864

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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