"Melting Ice, Ipswich River"
Biography: No landscape photographer at work today has done more to focus attention on the spectacular beauty of New England's threatened coastal marshes than Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. Her body of work has helped inspire a growing movement to protect this fine-tuned, biologically rich ecosystemólong maligned as a wastelandófrom human encroachment and irreversible damage. Legendary naturalist Edward O. Wilson had called her "the Ansel Adams of the wetlands." Monnelly's connection to the salt marsh is visceral, not intellectual. For more than 35 years, her life and work on the Massachusetts...