2001 Annual Report

Metroparks System Barbara Bosworth

Barbara Bosworth’s breathtaking impressions of the natural beauty in Cleveland’s metroparks reflect the foundation’s commitment to maintaining open spaces and greenways in our urban landscape. Bosworth, who grew up in the Chagrin River Valley just east of Cleveland and experienced the metroparks as “the forests of my childhood,” now teaches in and chairs the media and performing arts department at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She is a recipient of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and her work appears in more than a dozen contemporary photograph publications as well as in museum and private collections across the country. The tranquility and timelessness reflected in Bosworth’s images provide a photographic counterpoint to the events of 2001 and confirm the foundation’s long-standing conservation agenda.