Exhibition Details

Location: Norton Photography Gallery
Dates: April 19, 2008
to July 27, 2008


Human Nature presents the contemporary landscape photographs of Barbara Bosworth. Drawing together nearly twenty years of work, the exhibition demonstrates Bosworth's ongoing interest in people's presence in nature. She focuses on points of contact: bird-banders and their fragile catch, rifle hunters and their prey, lush green meadows marked by tire tracks, and the magic of natural phenomena easily overlooked: birds' nests, soap bubbles, an eclipse. Her photographs reflect the beauty she finds all around her, from a tiny bass swimming in a jar to the dramatic power of a pounding waterfall.

This is Bosworth's first exhibition in the American Southwest and features more than 40 prints, including both color and exquisitely printed gelatin silver photographs.

In addition, Human Nature will debut a monumental print of an overgrown meadow; shown on such a commanding scale, its deep green foliage immerses viewers in another world.

Left: Fingerling, Squam Lake, New Hampshire, Copyright 2003. Center: Untitled, Carlisle (from the series: Meadow, Carlisle, Massachusetts), 2005. Photograph by Barbara Bosworth. Copyright 2008. Right: Christmas solar eclipse in my father's hands, Sanibel, 2000. Photograph by Barbara Bosworth. Copyright 2008.

This exhibition is organized by the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum and is presented in the Museum's Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography. Major support provided by Aon