photo-eye Gallery presents its new online exhibition : Beth Moon’s Baobab in celebration of the artist’s new book of the same name.
An ancient species, Baobab trees are now critically endangered, and Moon documents their triumphant presence and divine history with reverence and respect.
This mimics the position that many of these trees hold in the spiritual frameworks of some of the peoples living near the baobabs of the African continent.
Beth Moon first began photographing baobabs in 2016 as a component of her project Portraits of Time.
She was deeply inspired by these massive lifeforms made able to sustain themselves by the sheer amount of water that they are able to store within their trunks. However, in 2018 the dramatic effects of climate change found the baobabs, and several began to fall in on themselves due to increasingly inhospitable environmental conditions.
Shocked by this development, Beth rushed to Madagascar to begin to document the fantastic forms of these amazing trees, resulting in the stunning images that make up BAOBAB.
This body of work existst also as a book published by Abbeville Press.
Beth Moon is a photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.