Rephotographic Survey: Re-Seeing the West

Rephotographic Survey Project Following Footsteps of the First Photographers The idea of re-photographing the already photographed was not exactly a new one in the 1970s as evidenced by the re-photographing of Canyon de Chelly by Ansel Adams who stood in the shoes of...

New Topographics in America, Part Three

New Topographics The New West, Part Two The New Topographics movement in America was an attempt to be “objective” about its survey of the West in post-war America. Writing in relation to The New West, the 1974 book of photographs of the developing of the...

New Topographics in America, Part Two

New Topographics The New West, Part One Park City, Utah was always a bit of an oxymoron. Not a park, the “city” was a mining town with all the attendant hardscrabble buildings that marked the place where mine shafts probed be depths of the earth searching...

New Topographics in America, Part One

New Topographics Reconsidering the Present: Introduction Impacted by the new environmental movement, American Topographics was one of the major photographic attitudes of the 1970s, concentrating on measuring the change with an eye to conservation and ecology and most...
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