Perspectives on Preservation


November 3rd, 2021 to December 7th, 2021 at the Witherspoon St. Cafe

Perspectives on Preservation - Fan Fei

Perspectives on Preservation: Capturing the Mountain Lakes Preserve from Up Close and On High is a group photo show presented by the Friends of Princeton Open Space and features photographs taken at Princeton’s Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve in the winter of 2020. The show includes photos selected from submissions made to the Friends of Princeton Open Space’s annual Give Thanks for Nature Photo Contest, as well as aerial photographs of the Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve taken by Princeton photographer Frank Sauer.

Perspectives on Preservation -  Frank Sauer
Perspectives on Preservation - Anne Gutmann

The show’s title references the range of subjects and activities that the photographers captured within Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve’s 75 acres of protected public land—reflecting its use as a place of recreation, contemplation, and artistic inspiration, as well as its value as habitat for a variety of native flora and fauna. Sauer’s aerial perspective situates the Preserve within the larger landscape and highlights its importance to the ecological health of the community. With its upper and lower lakes, numerous rocky creeks, wooded wetlands, and upland forests, the Preserve holds a diverse range of ecosystems, which are made accessible via over eight miles of trails maintained by Friends of Princeton Open Space and its community of volunteers.

The show's opening on Friday, November 5th from 5pm to 7pm will feature jazz guitar by Ilan Eisenzweig. All photos will be offered for sale with a portion of the sales benefiting the Friends of Princeton Open Space. Contest photos from the 16 and Under category will also be displayed, but not offered for sale.