The Mushroom Collector: It started when Ted gave me the mushroom pictures
Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of the U.S. publishing house J&L Books. In 2010, The Soon Institute (Netherlands) released his book The Mushroom Collector, a project that started when a friend gave Fulford a manila envelope, found at a flea market, full of anonymous photographs of mushrooms. The mushroom images stuck in Fulford’s mind, and then gradually started to grow in his own work. The Mushroom Collector, which combines the original flea market pictures with Fulford’s own photographs and text about the project, has since developed into “The Mushroom Collection”—an evolving series of publications, events, workshops, installations, and performances, the most recent of which was an exhibition and series of sculptural interventions at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (October 21, 2011—April 8, 2012).