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Traces of Time: New American Nonfiction

An Art that Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell

Molly Bernstein, US, 2015, 75 min.

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted 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.

Followed by a conversation with Rosamond Purcell and special guest Dr. Robert McCracken Peck, Senior Fellow at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Molly Bernstein, Director

Alan Edelstein, Producer

Philip Dolin, Executive Producer.