The Everglades are stark yet scintillating, forbidding yet alluring. Noted author and naturalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas wrote of the Everglades, “They are unique in the simplicity, the diversity, the related harmony of the forms of life that they enclose.”
Imaging Eden: Photographers Discover the Everglades runs from March 19 to July 12 at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. The exhibition features photographs taken from the beginning of the 20th century onward that chronicle the natural wonders of the Everglades, but also the intrusive activities of man.
In addition, the museum commissioned five internationally known photo-based artists — Gerald Slota, Jim Goldberg and Jordan Stein of the United States, Jungjin Lee of South Korea and Bert Teunissen of the Netherlands — to produce works that reflect their own appreciation and interpretation of the remarkable ecosystem, preservation of which is vital to the future of Florida.