Benjamin Swett


Photo essay, "Six Favorite Trees of Wave Hill," published in Wave Hill's Garden Journal. April 24, 2020.

Essay, "VR," published in Spring 2020 issue 58.3 of Prism International.

Essay, "The Picture Not taken," published in September 2019 issue number 64 of Fiction Magazine.

Artist’s Talk in conjunction with exhibit, “That Unruly Sun: Interpretations of Shaker Interiors” at BCB Gallery, Hudson, NY. November 17, 2018.

Radio essay by Ralph Gardner Jr. describing a walk we took to a magnificent American Sycamore in the woods behind his Upstate New York house. Northeast Public Radio WAMC. November 17, 2018.

Wide-ranging interview with Ellen Thurston and Tom DePietro of WGXC Radio, Hudson, NY about everything from the radicalism of the Shakers to Henry Stern’s Golden Retriever (starts 20 minutes into the program). November 8, 2018.

Podcast interview with Randy Cohen on Person, Place, Thing concerning William C. Chanler, the Mount Lebanon Shakers, and the beauty of the contact sheet. On the occasion of the publication of Home Winds. June 18, 2017 May 10, 2017. Blog Post: "Required Reading: A Mother's Garden" by Margot Guralnick.

Joint radio interview with Heather Woods Broderick on WPKN's Live Culture with Martha Willette on the release of our collaborative song and book, Home Winds. April 29, 2017., September 21, 2015. "Wave Hill Exhibits Benjamin Swett's photos of New York City Trees."

The New York Times, August 28, 2015. "At Wave Hill, Photos of New York's Trees, 'Living Archives' of the city." By Tammy La Gorce.

The Northern Pen, July 25, 2015. "Grandois Hosts 2015 Come Home Year" by Stephen Roberts. Describing my documentation of a reunion in a Newfoundland fishing village.

Article, "The Ancients: Lake George's Ancient Trees," Co-authored by Neil Pederson and me, published in May/June 2014 issue of Adirondack Life.."

The Wall Street Journal. June 8, 2014. Urban Gardner, by Ralph Gardner Jr. "Putting Wave Hill in Focus."

WGCX Radio, Hudson, NY. October, 2013. Interview of Benjamin Swett by Richard Roth on The Passage. September 30, 2013. "Required Reading: New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett," by Margot Guralnick.

New York Post. July 7, 2013. “My New York,” full-page spread by Doree Lewak, with quotations from me about and photographs of nine favorite trees around the city.

Landscape Architecture Magazine. June 2013. "Trees Through the Lens," by Amanda Hurley.

BozAround. May 22, 2013. "New York City of Trees."

NPR National Public Radio. "All Things Considered." April 30, 2013. "New York: A Concrete Jungle and 'City of Trees,' Too." by Margot Adler.

The Blog, Anne Fontaine Foundation. April 25, 2013. Review. "New York City of Trees - Photo Exhibition." by Remi Onabanjo.

The New York Times. April 5, 2013.Bookshelf. Review of New York City of Trees by Sam Roberts.

The Wall Street Journal. March 20, 2013. Photo Op. Review of New York City of Trees by the editors. March 15, 2013. "New York City of Trees," by Kat Herriman.

The New Yorker. March 4, 2013. Profile. "Tree Person," by Ian Frazier.

Cabinet. Winter 2012/13. Issue 48. "Trees of New York," article and photographs by Benjamin Swett.