This Sunday, January 31, is the last day to catch the exhibit of “now” images by Antonio Rosario of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden inspired by “then” images, taken by the garden's official photographer Louis Buhle during the early years of the garden, celebrating its hundredth anniversary. So who is photographer Antonio Rosario and why is his work being exhibited at the BBG? Rosario explains:
The short story is that some time in late 2007, early 2008, BBG found a picture of mine on Flickr which they wanted to use for their annual report. A little later in 2008, I got a call from the BBG saying they were looking for a new photographer to shoot their calendar for 2010, the BBG's centennial year. The theme was a "Then & Now" where I'd try to get some of the same images that had been shot long ago in the BBG's history. I shot over the course of a year and they published the twelve shots for their 2010 calendar. Since I shot so many images during the year, the BBG thought it would be a great idea to put the rest of the images into a show in their gallery space. I printed my 22 images and I also printed the 22 historical images which helped inspire me.