Photographer Peter Essick is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the book ‘Fernbank Forest’To see Peter’s body of work, click on any photograph.


Turkey Tail Fungus


Fall Colors


Blue Jays


Ice Leaf


Fernbank Forest is a unique, 65 acre old-growth forest in downtown Atlanta. It is the best example of an urban, old growth forest in the Piedmont region of the Eastern United States.  This project is the result of a commission from Fernbank Museum to document Fernbank Forestduring a period of restoration. Essick photographed the forest over a two-year period with the goal to produce a personal vision of this natural ecosystem that can coexist with a large metropolitan city.  The book contains an insightful essay by Janisse Ray, an American author whose work grapples with the beauty, intricacy, and heartbreak of the biosphere. She tells the story of how Emily Harrison worked to preserve the forest beginning in the 1930s.




Fall Colors


Beech Leaf




Forest & Downtown


All images and text © Peter Essick




Fernbank Forest

By Peter Essick



See also:

Great Lakes Resilience

By Peter Essick





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