Wednesday, January 5, 2011

More on marshes

If you truly love salt marshes then you must check out a gifted local photographer named Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. By the way, her husband Ed is a brilliant photographer as well. Dorothy has published a book about the marshes which is filled with her beautiful photography and lovely writing called The Great Marsh. If you are trying to buy local she sells the book on her website and at Russell Orchards in Ipswich, but of course Amazon has a good price on it. Of her work, the Essex National Heritage area writes this:
"Award-winning photographer Dorothy Monnelly captures the yet-unspoiled beauty of one of the last natural ecosystems in the Northeast. In this collection of 57 large-format, black and white photographs, the salt marsh is a solemn force rendered dramatically with crisp reproductions of Monnelly’s original gelatin silver prints. As a native of Ipswich, MA, Monnelly executes her work with a familiarity and grace evocative of Ansel Adams. Her work is described in the foreword by Jeanne Adams, manager of The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park, as capturing the marsh’s “amazing sculptural quality.”

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