In honor of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage of discovery on the river that now bears his name, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art is proud to announce the publication of Panorama of the Hudson River. The publication is a joint undertaking of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and Open Space Institute.
The book, distributed by SUNY Press, offers a twenty-first-century updating of G. Willard Shear's long-cherished 1910 photographic survey of the river's shorelines, tracing the Half Moon's 1609 route from New York Harbor to present-day Albany. It also reprints the earlier edition, making it readily available for the first time in decades.
Juxtaposing Shear's photographs with those of renowned Hudson Valley photographer Greg Miller not only combines two extraordinary feats of photographic artistry, it also provides an important record of changes that have occurred along the river since the Hudson Tricentennial celebrations of 1909.
Panorama of the Hudson River will interest anyone enchanted by the Hudson River's beautiful and varied landscapes, and will also provide an excellent tool for those involved in continuing efforts to protect treasured but threatened places along its banks.
Greg Miller's complete photographic panorama of the Hudson River was created from approximately 2,500 photographs and includes both banks of the river from Manhattan to Albany.
An exhibition currently on display at the Dorsky Museum-also titled Panorama of the Hudson River-includes the Monroe, N.Y.-based artist's photographs of the riverbanks of the Hudson River paired with those from the 1910 photographic panorama developed for the Hudson River Day Line Steamer company. The exhibition runs through December 13, 2009 and returns February 6 through March 28, 2010.
Panorama of the Hudson River is available for $18 at the Dorsky Museum and through SUNY Press. To purchase Panorama of the Hudson River, click here.
Major support for the book was provided by: Congressman Maurice Hinchey, New York State Senator Vincent L. Leibell, Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Barnabas McHenry, National Park Service, Open Space Institute, Inc., Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz and The State University of New York Press. Additional support was provided by Greg Miller, Ralph Brill, Christine Davitt, J. Gilbert Plantinga, Reed Sparling, and boat captains Bert Butlin, Greg Porteus and Rick Scarano.
Greg Miller is a photographer based in the Hudson Valley of New York. Greg's photo book, The Hudson River: A Great American Treasure, (Rizzoli International Publications, 2008), was selected was selected to "2008 Editors' Favorite Books of the Year" list by The Bloomsbury Review. More work by Greg can be seen on his website.