From Roof to Table
Photographs by Rob Stephensohn

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Price: $25.00
Date: November 2012
Size: 9 x 12"
Pages: 48
Binding: Saddle stitch
ISBN: 978-0-9777175-8-3
Edition: 1,000
Printing: Print Craft, Inc.
Design: Perrin Studio

From Roof to Table features 35 full-color photographs by Rob Stephenson that beautifully capture New York City's urban farms and gardens in all five boroughs.

The winner of the Design Trust's 2011 Photo Urbanism fellowship, Brooklyn-based photographer Rob Stephenson spent a year visiting over one hundred farms and gardens – from a farm in Staten Island with 10-foot-high stalks of corn to a church rooftop in Manhattan using baby pools to grow fresh food, Rob's photographs reveal not only the breadth of agricultural activity in a dense urban environment, but also the people nurturing these vibrant places.
From Roof to Table is intended to provide a compelling and beautiful representation of Rob's yearlong Photo Urbansim fellowship, and serves as the final presentation of the body of work created for his fellowship. It is our aspiration that Photo Urbanism can give the general public a better understanding of the public spaces they occupy every day, while also underscoring the importance of the Design Trust's work to make New York City's public realm more beautiful, accessible, sustainable and better designed.

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