The marsh is Dorothy Kerper Monnelly's home landscape which she describes as a place of splendor. Having lived there over thirty years, there are layers to her appreciation and awareness, and the layering enriches everything. Through the endless pursuit of this old friend and companion she has learned most of what she knows about photographing the landscape. Gradually, she has realized that The Great Marsh, like other natural landscapes around the world, holds the truth for us and, she hopes, for generations to come.
A well-known photographer, Dorothy's silver gelatin prints are in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, and have won awards in juried exhibitions. Her photography has been featured in New York, Boston, Washington D.C, Denver and Seattle as well as galleries in California, Hawaii and Maine, where she was an Artist-in Residence at Acadia National Park. Her images are in corporate and private collections and have been published by numerous conservation groups to support land protection. For many years she has worked on land conservation boards and committees to preserve open space.
Her acclaimed book of black and white landscapes, "Between Land and Sea: The Great Marsh," was released April 2007.