Beth Moon

Beth Moon is known for her ethereal photography of the world’s oldest trees — giant redwoods, bristlecone pines and baobab trees. Her haunting black and white portraits explore how the passing of time is represented in the sturdy trunks, gnarled roots and outstretched branches of these ancient beings. Moon brings her subjects to life using platinum printing, a labor-intensive process noted for its luminosity and almost-3-dimensional quality. Her recent book of photographs features one of Africa’s natural wonders, the baobab, which can live to 2,500 years old with water-storing trunks that can grow to over 100 feet around.