The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Legendary Botanist Richard Evans Schultes

April 17, 2008 – November 2, 2008

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, West Wing, Special Exhibit Gallery (near Mammals) Floor Plan

Black-and-white photographs of the Amazon River and adjacent regions -- including portraits of people, landscapes, and plants -- taken in the field in the 1940s by Dr. Richard Evans Schultes bring together natural history science and photographic art. Schultes was one of the most important ethnobotanists of the 20th century.