Rob Stephenson, Photo Urbanism Fellow


Megan Canning, Deputy Director, Design Trust for Public Space


Design Trust for Public Space

From Roof to Table features 35 full-color photographs by Rob Stephenson that beautifully capture New York City's urban farms and gardens in all five boroughs.

From Roof to Table: Photographs by Rob Stephenson provides a compelling overview of urban agriculture in NYC and underscores the power of photography to illuminate New York City's diverse public realm.

The winner of the Design Trust's 2011 Photo Urbanism fellowship, Brooklyn-based photographer Rob Stephenson spent a year visiting over one hundred farms and gardens – from a farm in Staten Island with 10-foot-high stalks of corn to a church rooftop in Manhattan using baby pools to grow fresh food, Rob's photographs reveal not only the breadth of agricultural activity in a dense urban environment, but also the people nurturing these vibrant places.

Table of Contents

Design Trust for Public Space Preface
Rob Stephenson Preface

Photographs by Rob Stephenson


Publication Information

Date: November 2012

Size: 9 x 12" 

Pages: 48

Binding: Saddle Stitch

ISBN: 978-0-9777175-8-3

Print run: 1,000

Printed by: Print Craft, Inc.

Design by: Perrin Studio

Where To Buy

Design Trust Shop

Clic Gallery & Bookstore
255 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Spoonbill & Sugartown
218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Associated Press

INTERVIEW: Rob Stephenson on Capturing the Farms of New York City
From Roof to Table
Rob Stephenson: Capturing New York's Urban Agriculture
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