Photography has played an important role in the construction of the myth and reality of the Everglades. Imaging Eden presents an overview of the medium’s historic complicity as silent witness, pre-meditated booster, and passionate advocate of this unique environment, and also showcases commissioned work by five international contemporary artists, including Gerald Slota (USA), Jungjin Lee (Korea), Bert Teunissen (the Netherlands) and Jim Goldberg and Jordan Stein (USA), whose practice is photo-based. Each artist will be asked to respond to and expand beyond the physical, ideological, and aesthetic boundaries of the Everglades in their own, unique way. The exhibition will provide fertile ground for future conversations about one of the most unique, contested, and vital landscapes on the planet.
Organized by the Norton Museum of Art
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Muriel and Ralph Saltzman and
William and Sarah Ross Soter.
With additional support provided by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts/Art Works, the William and Sarah Ross Soter Photography Fund, the Photography Committee of the Norton Museum of Art, and The Chastain Charitable Foundation.
With special thanks to The Everglades Foundation.