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The UMass Amherst Libraries will host “Natural History Prints” an exhibit of photographs by John Green, through May 3, 2009, at the Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise, UMass Amherst.
The exhibit consists of 14 photographic prints, taken with a film camera using natural light. Most of the subjects were shot locally and represent the four seasons.
Inspired by the simple and abundant beauty of the natural world, John Green has been photographing nature for over thirty years. Trained as an interpretive naturalist, he is skilled in bird and plant identification, and an expert in “birding by ear.” Green has run a weeklong field school on nature photography for the Massachusetts Audubon Society for more than 15 years and leads photographic excursions all over the country.
Green has been featured on the television series PBS Kids and his prints have been exhibited widely throughout Massachusetts. His slide shows have been presented from Maine to Florida.
Green has lived in Western Massachusetts since 1972 where he frequently is found photographing the wilds of Quabbin Reservoir. “Natural light is my tool. Patience, diligence, and intimate knowledge of my subject matter are the keys to capturing nature on film,” says Green. “Often I photograph a subject over several years before I am satisfied.”
For more information, see John Green's website.
University of Massachusetts Amhers Libraries, "Natural History Prints" (2009). Libraries Exhibit Posters. 20.