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Rare in New York

Silver Darkroom Prints

(Chromoskedasic Sabatier)

Rare in New York looks at species that are historically documented as having populations in New York but are now rare or missing from natural habitats.


As these are plants are threatened and cannot ethically be collected, prints are made from documentation of herbarium specimens. Many of these come from the Steere Herbarium at NYBG that has an excellent collection of New York species.


The colors, contrast, and textured surface are artifacts of the chemical process, unique every time due to light, chemistry, and chance, and the silver that plates the surface of the prints emphasizes the preciousness of these lost species.

The Rare Species Status List maintained by the New York Natural Heritage Program was used to help determine the species threat level. 

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