Ed Croom

Updated: Oct 31, 2021


Ed Croom is an ethnobotanist and photographer who lives in Oxford, MS. His photographs have been exhibited in private galleries and museums, and his fine art photography book, The Land of Rowan Oak: An Exploration of Faulkner’s Natural World (University Press of Mississippi, 2016), explores the convergences of nature, culture, and history at William Faulkner's historic Mississippi home, Rowan Oak.


THIS LAND is funded in part by a grant from South Arts with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by the Mississippi Arts Commission.


"I treat it as a meditation. I clear my mind, I don't think, I don't go in with a purpose. I just say, 'what's here?' And if you were a botanist studying a flora, that's what you would do, too." – Ed Croom