Flora Imaginaria: The Flower in Contemporary Photography

2 December 2023 – 28 April 2024

Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden
100 Four Arts Plaza
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Flora Imaginaria: The Flower in Contemporary Photography celebrates the beauty and biodiversity of flowers in 71 photographs by 49 internationally acclaimed artists. This spectacular bouquet of floral imagery will be on display in the Four Arts’ Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden, providing a unique experience with art in the context of nature.

Flowers have been a source of inspiration for photographers since the medium’s inception. Today, flower photography remains in full bloom as contemporary photographers continue the storied tradition of depicting floral motifs in novel ways. Flora Imaginaria features images shot over the last 30 years and is an ode to this historically important photographic subject. It explores the aesthetic and decorative qualities of flowers and their rich cultural history as symbols and motifs through many genres of photography, including still lifes, botanical studies, portraits, studies of the body, street photography, and surrealist collages.

This exhibition has been co-organised by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/Paris/Lausanne, and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL, in association with The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL.