Concurrent with the Bruce Davidson exhibition, is an exhibition of work by his daughter Anna Mia Davidson. The exhibition is held in the alcove gallery adjacent to the main gallery at 41 East 57th Street in New York City.
Anna Mia Davidson’s photographs are exhibited in New York for the first time at Howard Greenberg Gallery until December 6, 2014. Human Nature presents portraits of sustainable farmers working at more than ten small farms in the Pacific Northwest. Davidson’s deep commitment to sustainable farming stems from both her personal and professional lives. While photographing in Cuba in the 1990s, she learned of the traditional, natural methods of farming employed there, and realized the parallels with practices her husband John was implementing on their own farm in Washington. The end of a photographic series on Cuba became the beginnings of her visual exploration of a local farming community in Washington committed to sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry.
As Anna Mia Davidson notes, “It is now a crucial time in history where nations must look to alternative means of food production as an answer to environmental, social, and health issues. The amount of work and dedication to be a true steward of the land is humbling to witness. As a nation, and as an interconnected world, our future depends on a new appreciation for local production and consumption, and we will need to embrace and cherish how it looks to be truly sustainable.”
These fairly simple, colorful photographs and respectful of men like plants, demonstrate with ability her special relationship with nature.
Anna Mia Davidson: Human Nature
THrough December 6th 2014
Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 E 57th St Suite 1406
New York, NY 10022