Earth and Sky: Photographs by Barbara Bosworth

June 20, 2008 – November 11, 2008

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, Southeast, Graphics Gallery Floor Plan

On view are more than 40 photographs by Barbara Bosworth (b.1953), including The Bitterroot River, a series that deals with loss and recovery, and recent color photographs of songbirds and the New England landscape surrounding her home near Boston, Massachusetts. Bosworth combines multiple large-format negatives in a single print to create her panoramic images and landscape photographs. She is best known for her photographs of National Champion trees—the largest identified example of each species in the United States. While her subjects appear direct and straightforward, her images are notable for their grace and emotional resonance.