From Seed to Sky: Micro and Macro Perspectives in Photography

Wed. March 16, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904


It’s speculated that photographers see the world differently than the rest of us. Robert Llewellyn, photographer of the book, Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit by Teri Dunn Chase, and Carolyn J. Russo, the photographer who created Art of the Airport Tower, will discuss the potential for photographs to represent our world on the page.

Why should you attend?

“What Llewellyn has done with his photographs is something akin to entering the temple of creation on a microscopic level.”—The Daily Progress

“Llewellyn’s macro photography reveals remarkable details and complexity in even the simplest seed… After perusing this book, you will never look at seeds the same way.”—Smith Mountain Laker Magazine

Art of the Airport Tower takes you on a photographic journey to airports in the United States and around the globe. Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo explores the varied forms and functions of air traffic control towers throughout aviation history and interprets them as monumental abstractions, symbols of cultural expression, and testimonies of technological change. These 50 images bring a heightened awareness to the simple beauty of the airport tower and a call for their preservation in the airport landscape.”—Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Llewellyn, Robert, Seeing Seeds
Russo, Carolyn, Art of the Airport Tower