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A First Shout-Out: The New, New American Landscape

Ernst Haas, Montana. On Set–Little Big Man Filming, 1969 (3.1976) The American landscape of our memory, and relatively our most recent past, first memorialized in the subtle hues and creamy pastels by the grand painting masters such as Thomas Cole, … Continue reading

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Fold

Richard Avedon, [Hand and arm in long sleeved blouse in front of black hair], ca. 1968 (2151.2005) Lou Bernstein, Kathie, N.Y. Aquarium, 1977 (94.1992) Lala Deen Dayal, General View of City and Lake, Udaipur, ca. 1880s (125.1980) Martin Munkacsi, [Woman … Continue reading

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Soichi Kiyooka’s Nikko, Tochigi

Soichi Kiyooka, Nikko, Tochigi, January 1971 (19.1994) The photograph was taken at Nikko, Tochigi, a Japanese tourist town. In the photograph we see what could be called an iceberg, or maybe it is just a rock in the water that … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Attributed to George Barker, [Niagara Falls in Winter], ca. 1890 (2007.56.1) Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mont Tremblant, Canada, 1943 (303.1989) Soichi Kiyooka, Nikko, Tochigi, January 1974 (17.1994) John Loengard, Henry Moore’s Sheep Piece, 1983 (195.1987)

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The Forest of Fontainebleau

The first known photographic image of the forest of Fontainebleau (French: Forêt de Fontainebleau, or Forêt de Bière, meaning “forest of heather”—lying sixty kilometers southeast of Paris) is a daguerreotype by an anonymous photographer from around 1845, which can be … Continue reading

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Coeburn, Virginia

Joel Sternfeld, Coeburn, Viginia, April 1981 (86.1984) Joel Sternfeld is known for his large-format photographs of America in the early 1980s. Sternfeld traveled throughout the country extensively, capturing the beauty of the American landscape but also producing subtle and ironic … Continue reading

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Monocular Vision and Absurd Perspectives

John Pfahl, Australian Pines, Fort DeSoto, Florida, 1977 (416.1984) From 1974 to 1978, American photographer John Pfahl (b. 1939) worked on a series of unmanipulated color photographs on the theme of The  Altered Landscape. The series consists of landscape photographs … Continue reading

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American Pictorialist William Edward Dassonville’s San Francisco

William Edward Dassonville, San Francisco from Telegraph Hill, ca. 1925 (2008.93.3) William Edward Dassonville, Portsmouth Square, ca. 1925 (2008.93.4) William Edward Dassonville, San Francisco from Telegraph Hill, ca. 1925 (2007.101.1) William Edward Dassonville, Golden Gate Bridge from Sausalito, ca. 1937 (2008.104.9) William Edward Dassonville, … Continue reading

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Mitch Epstein’s American Power

Mitch Epstein, Amos Power Plant from the American Power series, 2007 This quiet neighborhood view in Raymond City, West Virginia, opens Mitch Epstein’s book  American Power (2009). Amid a bucolic fall panorama we see a cozy middle-American backyard with a … Continue reading

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Robert Adams

Robert Adams, On Humbug Mountain, Clatsop County, Oregon, from Turning Back: A Photographic Journey, 1999-2003 This ambitious series of 164 photographs was inspired by the bicentennial celebration of Lewis and Clark’s historic expedition through the Northwest Territory. Between 1999 and … Continue reading

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