Conversatio In the Company of Bees
RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER FOCUSES ON THE IMPORTANCEOF BEESConvers?ti? looks at the astounding practice of leading photographerAnne Noble, set against the issues of ecosystem collapse and climatechange and examining what an artist can do in response. Its creative focusis on that most important insect, the European bee. Reminiscent of anartist book in its extensive visual content, its appeal is to a wide readershipcurious about art, ecology, science, literature and their intersections.Through Noble’s art and newly commissioned essays, the book traversesNoble’s deep interest in how humans relate to bees. From images ofcommunities of bees to tintype photographs showing the beauty oftranslucent bee wings, photograms from the wings of dead bees and ablack and white series of electron microscope images, Noble’s photographspresent the hive life of bees in rich detail. Like the finest honey, this book isa treasure.