The Dayton Art Institute’s latest Focus Exhibition, “Archiving Eden: Dornith Doherty Photographs,” is on view.
Photographer Dornith Doherty traveled the world documenting seed banks and preservation efforts in the face of climate change and decreased agricultural diversity.
Inspired by the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, Doherty’s photographic series considers the philosophical and ecological issues surrounding the role of science and human action in relation to gene banking, according to a DAI release.
The exhibition includes 22 large-scale photographs created with X-ray photographs, composite images and lenticular panels.
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“These beautiful images demonstrate our intertwined relation with nature and how something as small as a seed can