Benjamin Swett

A new photograph, "Self-Portrait at Olana," is included in the group show Art Meets Art: Perspectives On and Beyond Olana at the Hudson Opera House and Olana, both in Hudson, NY, June 8-August 11, 2013.

New photographs will also be appearing in Small Town Parade, a group show that opens on July 5 at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory (SPAF) in Saugerties, NY.

Amanda Hurley's article, "Trees Through the Lens," describes New York City of Trees in the June 2013 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine.

The official publication date of New York City of Trees was April 26, 2013. For a signed copy, go to one of the events below or call the Corner Bookstore at (212) 831-5465 or The Spotty Dog Books & Ale at (518) 671-6006.

Spotty Dog Books & Ale, in Hudson, NY, will host a book signing at 5 PM on Saturday, June 22. An attraction of any event at the Spotty Dog is the quality of the beer. The CAS Arts Center in Livingston Manor in the Catskills will host a slide talk and book signing from 3-5 P.M. on Friday, July 5 (the Friday of 4th of July Weekend). The Battery Park City Parks Conservancy will host an illustrated talk, book signing, and tree walk at 2 P.M. on Sunday, October 6 at 6 River Terrace in Battery Park City. For more information on these events, please visit the web sites of the organizations.

My six-session fall photography workshop at Wave Hill, focusing on personal projects in photography, will begin in October. For info on registering for the workshp check the Wave Hill web site.

Other recent print appearances of New York City of Trees include: Ian Frazier's Talk of the Town Piece, "Tree Person", in the March 4 New Yorker; Sam Roberts's mention of the book in his April 5 New York Times book column, Bookshelf, Cabinet's feature of three spreads from the book in its No. 48--"Trees" issue; and the Wall Street Journal's fantastic Photo Op review of the book on March 20.

Margot Adler of NPR described our tour of trees in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan in a wonderful All Things Considered piece on April 30.

Some excellent multimedia and blog descriptions include: Margot Guralnick's "Required Reading" on, as well as pieces in New York, New Dimensions, BozAround, Eighteen39, Cool Hunting, the Anne Fontaine Foundation, Cassandra Daily, and Curbed.