A Photographic Compendium Highlights the Unspoken Power of Flowers
In “Flora Photographica,” some 200 images by contemporary photographers present the flower as a symbolic and political force—and as an analogy for our lives.
August 18, 2022
4 minute read
Consider the flower. What image blossoms to mind? What emotion does it elicit? For centuries, flowers have persisted as muses, motifs, and even mediums for artists seeking to capture and express some aspect of the human condition. In Flora Photographica: The Flower in Contemporary Photography (Thames & Hudson), out August 30, editors William Ewing and Danaé Panchaud compose a selection of vibrant modern floral works. The end result is a book stocked to the brim with images that dance into bloom—but there’s more than beauty beneath the surface.
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