Not all gardens invite you to stop and smell the roses. In the case of The Secret Garden of Lily Palma, for instance, creator and world-renowned photographer Maggie Steber lures you into a landscape of fantasy and wonderment with her deepest — and until recently — most private musings.
Take a stroll through memory lane as Steber discusses the backstories and personal meanings behind the photos of her latest installation. Hear about a lifetime of experiences spotlighting her innermost subconscious, from a fear of knives and the shadowy figure that consistently gave chase in her dreams, to spiritual beliefs, longings, loves, and all the other buds and thorns that are woven together in life.
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to dig into the whimsy, wonder, and touch of darkness that inspired Steber’s landscape to her psyche with the artist herself.
Maggie Steber is a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine and was named one of 11 Women of Vision by the publication in 2013. Other honors include the Lucie Award for Photojournalism 2019, Overseas Press Club President’s Award 2019, Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award in 2020, the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation and Pictures of the Year Awards, amongst others. Additionally, Steber’s photographs are included in the American Women Collection at the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Richter Library, along with many private collections.
All pieces in this installation are available for sale, along with photo books from her separate Pulp Fiction series, which is also on display.