The Author

I am an ecological planner and landscape architect and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a photographer.

My books and photographs explore relationships between people and place. My classes at MIT focus on environmental design and planning, urban design, landscape history, and photography. To learn more about my other books, to see an exhibit of my photographs, to eavesdrop on my classes, or to check out my speaking schedule, visit my website: www.annewhistonspirn.com.

I was a senior in college, majoring in art history, when I first encountered one of Dorothea Langes essays of images and words. Thirty years later, I searched for and found the rest.