Visitors to the gardens at the Atlanta History Center this spring will come across an unusual site. Spread throughout the property’s expansive Goizueta Gardens — including the Mary Howard Gilbert Memorial Quarry Garden, Smith Family Farm, Swan House Gardens and Swan Woods — is an outdoor exhibition of the photographs of British photojournalist Michael St Maur Sheil. In a series of haunting images, Sheil captures the surprisingly isolated, beautiful and wild places that once saw some of the deadliest battles in human history.
Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys, 1917-1918, presented in cooperation with the National World War I Museum and Memorial of Kansas City, Missouri, remains on view through July 5. The photographer will speak about his work on National Public Gardens Day at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at the Atlanta History Center.