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Allen Green – The Natural World … A Closer Look

I’ve been photographing professionally for more than 50 years. Until quite recently, all my work would have been classified as photojournalism. Much of the time, I was in situations of considerable stress and conflict, both in the U.S. and internationally.

My publications included innumerable assignments for the magazines of Time-Life, many cover stories for magazines ranging from The New York Times Magazine, Business Week, Saturday Review, to Sesame Street, as well as international news publications.

I’ve covered difficult periods throughout Europe, the Middle East (most recently the aftermath of the Gulf War), Northern Ireland, Africa, and, of course, here in America. Many of those assignments involved politics, including the whole Watergate period of the ‘70s. But that’s only part of the story — I’m happy to report that there have been many more interesting and less stressful assignments ….. time spent with artists, writers, educators and musicians; a trip across America by freight train; being with astronauts as they learned how to work in space. The list is varied and endless.

My wife and I have been part of the Vineyard for almost 30 years, and I’ve enjoyed a long association with the Vineyard Gazette, which ranged from a trip to Mississippi to document the building of the Island Home to being in Mink Meadows as President Obama golfed (it’s nice to have friends who live next to the course).

In recent years, I’ve taken a lot of time to explore aspects of nature, both in my studio at home in Vineyard Haven and in the field. The curiosity that motivated me (and still does) as a journalist is the essential part of the images I’m showing here. It’s nice not to be on deadline and to have the time to explore some of the smallest (and quietest) subjects, many of them here on-island.

I’m very happy to share a few of these photographs with you.

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