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Now it's clear to me that [Ms. Purcell] is without question our greatest living 17th-century photographer.
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An Art that Nature Makes

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed an oeuvre of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has enlisted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

Played at

Monica Film Center, 9.02.16 - 9.08.16
Rated NR
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 74 min
Language: English

Director: Molly Bernstein