Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Botanic Garden’

Plant Photography is Pretty Much What it Sounds Like at the U.S. Botanic Garden

The U.S. Botanic Garden’s exhibit “This Land is Your Land” collects far-flung images of plants in the United States, taken by photographers in the Garden Club of America. Perhaps half the images fail to rise above tourism-promotion-board quality, and some of the titles are distractingly maudlin (“Misty Reflections,” “A Walk in the Park,” “Down the [...]

Reviewed: “Understory” at the U.S. Botanic Garden

For wildflower photographer Jackie Bailey Labovitz, a large part of the appeal is the hunt. A native of rural Virginia, Labovitz will spend hours at a time in the forests of the Shenandoah Valley, seeking out telltale splotches of color lurking just inches above the forest floor. When she finds these delicate and transitory flowers, [...]

Reviewed: “Flora Photographica” at U.S. Botanic Garden

At the U.S. Botanic Garden, you can now choose to either see plants, or monumental depictions of plants. In an exhibit notable for its oddly pleasing, yin-yang pairing of artists, the garden offers photographs by Andrea Ottesen and Robert Llewellyn, each of whom make vastly blown-up images of plant matter set against contrasting backgrounds—an impenetrable [...]