Live at Planthouse: Interview with Benjamin Swett, May 8th

Planthouse is once again pleased to host Randy Cohen’s radio show Person Place Thing on May 8th at 7 PM. For this installment, Randy Cohen will be interviewing photographer Benjamin Swett, whose photographs will be on display at the gallery as part of the publication of the art book project, Home Winds.

Please email by May 6th to reserve your spot. Seating is limited. We hope you will join us!


Person Place Thing is produced with the JCC in Manhattan and sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.

Benjamin Swett is a photographer and writer. His previous books include New York City of Trees (winner of the 2013 New York City Book Award for Photography), The Hudson Valley: A Cultural Guide (2009). Route 22 (2007) and Great Trees of New York City: A Guide (2000). He lives in New York City with his wife and sons

Home Winds is Planthouse’s latest fine art book projects which unites the photography of Benjamin Swett with the soulful music of singer and songwriter Heather Woods Broderick. The publication, which includes a foreword by Elleree Erdos, was born of a desire to support environmental causes. In that spirit, proceeds from the release of the song Home Winds will benefit institutions devoted to fighting climate change. For more information about the project or to purchase an advance copy of the book and record, please follow this link.