Portraits of American Trees: The Photography of Tom Zetterstrom
September 17 – October 31, 2021
Berkshire Botanical Garden
This fall, fine arts photographer Tom Zetterstrom, will exhibit three dozen gelatin silver photographs from his “Portraits of American Trees” portfolio.
In his forty-year quest across North America, Zetterstrom has gathered images of innumerable species from a wide range of topographies and ecosystems. According to former New York Times art critic Michael Brenson, Zetterstrom “does something rare among photographers of trees: he gives them consciousness. He seems to have caught them at the moment they noticed the camera.”
Zetterstrom’s photographs are represented in the collections of 44 museums nationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Getty Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and in the Library of Congress “Changing American Landscape” archive, as well as numerous corporate and private collections.
[Image: Maple and Cherry, 1994, Canaan Mountain, Connecticut.
Gelatin silver print by Tom Zetterstrom from “Portraits of American Trees.”]