Benjamin Swett

Benjamin Swett is a writer and photographer whose books include Route 22 and New York City of Trees, which won the 2013 New York City Book Award for Photography. He is the author and photographer of a guidebook to the Hudson Valley and collaborated with the singer/songwriter Heather Woods Broderick to produce the collaborative book and CD Home Winds. A writer and photographer for the New York City Parks Department for thirteen years, Swett founded the Parks in Print program, which produced books, brochures, maps, and guides for New York City’s underserved parks. He teaches photography at Wave Hill in the Bronx and writing at City College in Manhattan, and is the expedition photographer for the Notion Archaeological Project in Turkey. His photographs are in private, corporate, and public collections including the Museum of the City of New York.