Lynn Cazabon: Uncultivated

As soon as photography was introduced, plants became one of the medium’s most popular subjects. Taken by amateurs, botanists, and landscape photographers, among many others, photographs of plants can range from the evidential to the metaphoric. In 2010, Lynn Cazabon began what has become multifaceted, ongoing, and original project. Uncultivated draws attention to what is often overlooked as it explores the presence and fate of wild plants within urban landscapes. The images Cazabon makes are presented in a range of formats, venues, and events: on billboards, bus shelters, via mobile apps, in repurposed buildings and community workshops, as exhibition prints and on a carefully researched website that catalogs sites visited and plants observed.