American Landscape Photography

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America's Spirit Revealed: Photographs by Skip Allen, dated April 2010, is from the online catalogs page on the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art website. Another online catalogue, Wandering Poets: Eight American Photographers, was available in 2013 but not located as of 2014. Accessed August, 2015.

Ansel Adams, A Legacy was a 2013 at The Fralin | University of Virginia Art Museum which said:"This exhibition, which features selections from the Meredith Collection, reveals Adams' commitment to photography, his passionate devotion to the American landscape, and the technical precision that defined his work. Adams had a profound impact on the medium, coupling photography's unique capacity to capture a singular perception with his recognition of the beauty, importance, and fragility of the landscapes he recorded." Texts include pamphlet and labels. Accessed August, 2015.

Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography, from the collection of the Consolidated Natural Gas Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is an online presentation from Smithsonian American Art Museum. Accessed August, 2015.

Early Landscape Photography of the American West, from The New York Public Library's Digital Gallery. Includes bibliography. Accessed August, 2015.

East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography is a 2017 exhibit at the National Gallery of Art which says: "Before venturing west to capture America's frontier in paintings and photographs, 19th-century artists explored the eastern landscape, which served as a powerful source of mythmaking for a nation finding its identity in the nineteenth century. However, with the exception of images from the Civil War, photography of the East during the period has never before been the exclusive focus of an exhibition or catalog. As the first of its kind, East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography will explore this fundamental chapter in America's photographic history through 175 photographs, including daguerreotypes, salted paper prints, albumen prints, stereo cards, and albums." Also see press kit. Accessed 4/17

Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature was a 2006 exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum which said: "Porter's work was widely published and used as a powerful visual argument for nature conservation. He explored new ways of presenting the natural world and his artistic and technical contributions to bird and landscape photography transformed these genres." Accessed August, 2015.

In Focus: Picturing Landscape was a 2012 exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum which said: "Nature and photography have been linked since the inception of the medium. Whether driven by the challenge of capturing the expanse and perspective of a vista or by the myriad possibilities of creating a unique artistic experience, the act of depicting the natural landscape has inspired photographers from the 1800s to the present." Includes illustrated checklist, audio clips. Accessed August, 2015.

Intimate Nature: Ansel Adams and the Close View, an educator's guide from the Center for Creative Photography. Includes curator's essay, biography, use of view camera, and photographic techniques. Accessed August, 2015.

Looking at the New West: Contemporary Landscape Photography was a 2012-13 exhibit at The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia which said: "This exhibition will feature six contemporary photographers-Robert Adams, Lois Conner, Michael Lundgren, Mike Osborne, Mark Ruwedel, and Joni Sternbach-who engage the landscape of the American West as their subject. These artists reflect the seminal and influential photography of Ansel Adams in their work, yet, while their motives and means are strikingly similar, the view has changed. After the grand display of pristine wilderness that Adams' best-known works sought to convey, these contemporary artists discovered another America, one that is full of human interventions and follies." Accessed August, 2015.

Our Land is a 2016-17 exhibit at the Akron Art Museum, which says: Many of the artists represented in Our Land composed their images with both aesthetics and advocacy in mind; photography has been instrumental in lobbying government officials for parkland preservation for decades. In addition to historic photographs by artists including Ansel Adams and Carleton E. Watkins, Our Land will feature contemporary landscape photography demonstrating that National Park Service land continues to spur new aesthetic explorations." See the news release. Accessed 11/16

VAST: Sea Salt Sand Sky - Photographs by Joni Sternbach is a 2017 exhibit at the Harn Museum of Art which says:  "VAST: Sea Salt Sand Sky features over seventy photographs by acclaimed New York artist Joni Sternbach. They picture the sublime vastness of ocean, sky and desert captured on film, and produced as cyanotype, platinum/palladium, gelatin silver or pigment prints and video."  Also see artist's website  Accessed 12/17

Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape is a 2011-12 exhibit at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery which says: "Each year for the last ten years, Victoria Sambunaris (American, born 1964) has set out from her home in New York to cross the United States by car, alone with her camera. Her photographs capture the expansive American landscape and the natural and fabricated adaptations that appear throughout it."  Also see the artist's website. Accessed 3/17


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