Tom Zetterstrom: Portraits of American Trees
Essay by John C. Elder, Professor Emeritus at Middlebury College, Vermont, where he taught in the Department of English and American Literatures and the Program in Environmental Studies.
Published by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, 2010
29 pages, black and white duotone images
Zetterstrom, a Connecticut photographer and environmental activist, has photographed a wide variety of tree species throughout the United States since the early 1970s. His singular dedication to the beauty of trees brings to the viewer an intimate window onto the natural world that few photographers have so carefully and gracefully achieved. With a focus on the less-traveled parts of New England, Zetterstrom, his subjects reflect a sense of the isolated and uninhabited places that bear witness to, and through their living form, record the struggle of day to day survival.
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