Dorothy Kerper Monnelly speaks for the landscape through her photographs and also through her conservation advocacy. Her award-winning marsh photography culminated in the publication of her critically acclaimed book of black and white landscapes, “Between Land and Sea: The Great Marsh” . The large-format black and white photographic essay introduced many to the unique beauty of that fragile landscape and rich ecosystem. In addition Monnelly has photographed extensively in the lava fields of Hawaii, the California desert, in Iceland, and in Maine, where she was artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park.
In “For My Daughters” her second book, Monnelly paired her photographs of the natural world with her mother’s poetry, creating a dialog between photo and poem.
Her recent third book, “waterforms”, presents the beauty and transformative power of water in a compelling collection of abstract compositions.