Mar 27, 2006

National Champion Southern Red Oak, Georgia

National Champion Southern Red Oak, Georgia


Barbara Bosworth

(American, b. 1953)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 24.7 x 59.5 cm (9 3/4 x 23 7/16 in.); Paper: 30 x 60.5 cm (11 13/16 x 23 13/16 in.); Matted: 45.7 x 81.3 cm (18 x 32 in.)

Gift of Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz 2006.30



Since 1991, Bosworth has traveled the United States photographing National Champion trees, each celebrated as the largest example of a species. In its statuesque portrait, this venerable red oak is at once the marker of a distant past and an active participant in the ongoing present. The tree endures as a vital component of the shifting landscape in which it stands.

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