Benjamin Dimmitt has been photographing his native Florida since the early 1970’s. He seeks out landscapes where water and land merge and is attracted to scenes of animated and layered growth. His most recent project is an exploration of the impact of climate change on a remote spring-fed estuary that is succumbing to saltwater intrusion.

The landscape and flora here in Florida were imprinted on Dimmitt at an early age. The landscape of his youth had abundant undeveloped areas that he took for granted and that have since vanished. It is now the third most populous state with 1,000 people a day moving here. The remaining primitive places have been put at risk by rising sea levels, increasingly powerful storms and nearly unfettered development. He seeks out lush and fecund landscapes where land merges with water to photograph as this is the essential Florida for him. Dimmitt is most attracted to scenes of animated and layered growth that exhibit the urge for survival and the persistence of life. As global warming pushes seas further into estuaries and tidal zones, many miles of Florida’s the Big Bend coast have succumbed to saltwater intrusion. What was once lush, verdant semi-tropical forest is now a ruined landscape. This is the subject of Dimmitt’s latest project, An Unflinching Look, which focuses on the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. His intention in bearing witness to this ecosystem loss is to portray the damaged wetlands with respect, nuance and beauty.

Benjamin Dimmitt
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Blue Run Shore 1
2014
selenium-toned gelatin silver print (framed)
30" x 30"
$3,800

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ARTicles Art Gallery Benjamin Dimmitt selenium-toned gelatin silver print (framed)
Red Mangrove Trees, No Name Key
2009
selenium-toned gelatin silver print (framed)
14 x 14"
$1500

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Slough, Brooker Creek
2011
selenium-toned gelatin silver print (framed)
14 x 14"
$1,500

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Horizontal Palms & Creek
2004
selenium-toned gelatin silver print (framed)
14" x 14"
$1,500

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Colonnade, Bear Island
2014
selenium-toned gelatin silver print (framed)
14" x 14"
$1,500

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Embrace
2019
selenium-toned gelatin silver print (framed)
7" x 7"
$850

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Bonne Fortune Key Tangle
2015
selenium-toned gelatin silver print (framed)
7 x 7"
$850

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Fakahatchee Pond & Vines
2009
selenium-toned gelatin silver print (framed)
7 x 7"
$850

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Sold DotEnchanted Bend
2004
selenium-toned gelatin silver print
14" x 14"
ARTicles Art Gallery Benjamin Dimmitt

ARTicles Art Gallery Benjamin Dimmitt selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Sold DotPalm Hammock, Titusville
2000
selenium-toned gelatin silver print
14" x 14"
ARTicles Art Gallery Benjamin Dimmitt selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Sold DotPalms in Creek
2017
selenium-toned gelatin silver print
14" x 14"