Windley Key Fossil Reef

ISBN 0-9603924-6-10

49 Pages

Photographs by Laurence Salzmann

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In the early 1900's, Windley Kay Fossil Reef Geological State Park, located on Islamorada, Florida, was the site of a quarry that furnished coral used in the construction of an overseas railroad connecting Florida to the Keys. Today, many broken pieces of coral are strewn about the wooded area that adjoins the quarry site. They seemed to have been tossed at random, and have taken on a life of their own as a kind of imprpmtu sculpture garden. Visitors' own imaginations can find a myriad of forms in the coral detritus, which changes the light and mood on any given day. - Laurence Salzmann

Laurence Salzmann, best known for his documentary photographs that focus on ways of life in diverse cultures, was fascinated with the coral he found at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park. Their abstract forms reminded him of the beauty that surrounds us in life and allowed his imagination to see beyond the ordinary.

On two short visits to the quarry site and nearby patches of coral, in January 2017 and March 2020, he made the photographs included in this book.
- Jason Francisco

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