Datz Press releases three new books by Barbara Bosworth at the New York Art Book Fair

 
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"Photographer Barbara Bosworth documented many nights of moonlight. This book, she gathered the images of moonlight and dedicated to Rosemary, a friend for 40 years, who has passed away last year. " More images and information here


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Barbara Bosworth’s photography beholding the universe and all its wonders, and Dong-ju Yun’s poetry confessing his love to all dying things make up “Heaven, Wind, Stars and Poems.” The works were featured at Datz Museum of Art from April 8 to July 2, 2017. These two artists relay with separate but converging visions our finite existence in an infinite universe. This book, published by Datz Press, conveys the complementary visions of these two artists. More images and information here.


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Barbara Bosworth's artist book, Fireflies is a collection of images of fireflies from Barbara's project, The Meadow. This book is made in conjunction with the exhibition Heaven, Wind, Stars and Poems exhibited from April 8, 2017 to July 2, 2017 at the Datz Museum of Art in Korea.

Barbara started to photograph fireflies from the time she begin her project The Meadow. She found an expert of fireflies and walked the meadow with her and took pictures. More images and information here. 

June 22-23, 2017 - Plymouth University's "Territories" summer symposium


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On June 22 and 23, Barbara Bosworth will be participating in Plymouth University's "Territories" summer symposium. She will be discussing the photographs from The Meadow.  More images from The Meadow can be found here.

"Possession is a necessary condition when space is framed as ‘territory’, whereas landscape may be considered in purely aesthetic terms. When landscape is territory, we can think of a ‘territorial gaze’, a possessive look of privilege, of ownership, of control, with an implied need to defend or conquer that bounded space. Territory, therefore, is always political, a situation of power relations."

More information about the symposium can be found here.

August 3, 2017 - Colby College Art and Land Symposium


On August 3, 2017, Barbara Bosworth will be participating in the 2017 Art and Land Symposium at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Barbara will discuss her project, To Be at the Farther Edge: Photographs Along the New England Trail

More information about a limited edition book of the work can be found here, or by emailing bbosworth0@gmail.com. 

Tickets and more information can be found here, and the full event schedule can be found here.

The discussion schedule is as follows on August 3, 2017:

10:45-11:30: Landscape Photographers: Early and Modern Perspective

Carleton Watkins: A New History of the Yosemite Idea 
Tyler Green, author of a forthcoming Carleton Watkins biography (UC Press)

To Be At The Farther Edge: Photographs Along the New England Trail
Barbara Bosworth, Professor of Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Moderator: Sarah Peskin

11:30-12:00 Morning Panel Discussion: Beddell, Bosworth, Braddock, Green and Wilmerding Moderators: Sarah Peskin and Alan Braddock

Heaven, Wind, Stars and Poems, now open at Datz Museum of Art


"Datz Museum of Art is happy to present a special solo exhibition by American photographer Barbara Bosworth, who has been introduced to Korean viewers through the exhibitions “Flow” and “DARKNESS”, and the book Behold. The artist’s photographic works, which look warmly upon the small lights of nature—the sun, the moon, stars and fireflies, sparkling far away in space or in the woods—will be exhibited together with poetry by the late poet Yoon Dong-ju. Through these two artists, who loved sky, wind and stars, and sang about their love through poetry and photography, spectators will be able to enjoy the beautiful artistic harmony between East and West."

Heaven, Wind, Stars and Poems is open April 8, 2017 - July 2, 2017.

More information can be found at The Datz Museum website.

More images from this series can be viewed here.

The Meadow selected as Time Lightbox Best Photo Book of 2016


Barbara Bosworth's book, The Meadow, was recently selected as a TIME Lightbox Best Photobook of 2016, by photographer Martin Parr.

Parr writes, "This beautifully produced book, which examines a small plot of meadow, is a real gem. From misty autumnal landscapes to spring flowers, all seasons are celebrated. these images are supplemented with a fine text, assorted inventories and thorough appendixes of things like what birds were spotted with their dates. It is very re-assuring that one small plot can be so lovingly explored and it is the thoroughness of this that makes this book so compelling."

The Meadow selected for 2016 ParisPhoto - Aperture Photo Book of the Year Shortlist


 

Barbara Bosworth's book, The Meadow, published by Radius Books, has been selected for the 2016 Paris Photo - Aperture Photo Book of the year shortlist.


The Meadow is a luxurious book object and multidisciplinary exploration - visual, literary, and scientific - of a single meadow in Carlisle, Massachusetts, by photographer Barbara Bosworth and writer Margot Anne Kelley, with support from botanists, entomologists, and historians. Senf praises Bosworth's keen vision of how the natural world implicitly reflects the engagement of humans, "Even in scenes we don't imagine having a human presence, it is present," Senf says. "Bosworth beautifully acknowledges there is no such thing as 'nature' without humankind. We're interwoven." The book's design mirrors this concept: from text pages on uncoated short-trimmed paper - tipped-in among the photographs, and sometimes even bisecting images - to the booklet of poetry tucked inside a pocket of the French-fold dust jacket, to the appendix of scientific recordings. Through these collected findings, Senf says, the reader experiences "an emotional and intellectual engagement with the place." 

- The PhotoBook Review, 2016
 

The shortlist selection was made by Ann-Christin Bertrand, Curator, C/O Berlin; David Campany, independent curator and writer; Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director, Aperture Foundation and Publisher, The PhotoBook Review; Becky Senf, Chief Curator and Norton Family Curator of Photography, Center for Creative Photography at Woodstock; and Christoph Wiesner, Artistic Director, Paris Photo. 

It will be included in a traveling exhibition, along with all other nominated publications at the following locations:

United States

Aperture Gallery, New York
December 10, 2016 - February 4, 2017

Palm Springs Photo Festival, California
May 7 - 12, 2017

College of Art and Design, Lesley University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

August 25 - October 21, 2017

Europe

Ivorypress, Madrid
November 29,2016 - January 19, 2017

Dusseldorf Photo Weekend, Germany
February 3-5, 2017

Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow
May 2017

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland
June 17 - October 15, 2017