Photography and Landscape (Book)

With a focus on the settler societies of the United States and Australia, Photography and Landscape is a new critical account of landscape photography created through a unique collaboration between a photography writer and a landscape photographer. Beginning with the frontier days of the American West, the subsequent century-long popularity of landscape photography is exemplified by images from Carleton Watkins to Ansel Adams, the New Topographics to Richard Misrach, all of whose works are considered here. Along with discussions of other contemporary photographers, this extensively illustrated volume demonstrates the influence of settler societies on landscape photography, in which skilled photographers captured the fascination with and the appeal of the land and its expanse.

The latest installment in Intellect's Critical Photography series, Photography and Landscape is a visually striking introduction to one of the most important modes of photography.

Category: Visual Arts

Edition

Rod Giblett is associate professor in the School of Communications and Arts at Edith Cowan University in Australia. He is the author of People and Places of Nature and Culture, also published by Intellect.

Juha Tolonen is a renowned landscape photographer and a lecturer at both Edith Cowan University and Curtin University in Australia.

Preface

PART I
The Background and Context of Landscape Photography
– ROD GIBLETT

The Birth of Photography 
The Camera 
Landscape 
The Sublime

PART II 
The Established Tradition of Landscape Photography – ROD GIBLETT

American Landscape and Wilderness Photography 
Australian Landscape Photography
Australian Wilderness Photography

PART III 
Contemporary Photographic Practice in Landscape  JUHA TOLONEN

New Topographics: Withholding Judgement
Richard Woldendorp’s Badlands
Wastelands

PART IV
Challenges to the Established Tradition – ROD GIBLETT

Nuclear Landscapes 
Minescapes and Disaster Zones 
Photography for Environmental Sustainability

Conclusion

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