AARON ROTHMAN, DAVID LA SPINA, ED PANAR & MICHAEL VAHRENWALD
Concluding our month-long series on new landscape photography, Aaron Rothman presents three artists who focus on nature in everyday urban spaces. Michael Vahrenwald photographs weeds and trash in New York City as if they were the subject of a 17th-century Dutch still life. David La Spina investigates built and natural landscapes in re-imagined postcard views of Cincinatti. Ed Panar looks for majesty in the ordinariness of urban life at a pedestrian scale in cities of the American West.
AARON ROTHMAN, BRYAN GRAF, CHRISTINA SEELY, KIRSTEN KAY THOEN & LETHA WILSON
Landscape photographers have long looked to nature for inspiration, but these days the idea of nature is more slippery than it used to be. Aaron Rothman continues his investigation of new landscape photography, presenting four artists — Bryan Graf, Christina Seely, Kirsten Kay Thoen and Letha Wilson — who are “expanding the idea of what is natural to include the effects of technological transformations and other human interventions, impositions and traces.”
AARON ROTHMAN, BLEDA Y ROSA, PATRICK MANNING, RICHARD MOSSE & STEPHEN TOURLENTES
A key challenge facing landscape photographers, writes Aaron Rothman, is that “our most important interactions with landscape, and our most profound effects on it, leave traces that are invisible, diffuse, too fast or too slow, too large or too small to be contained within the photographic frame.” Here, Rothman presents artists who have found compelling ways to visualize the effects of war in Europe (Bleda y Rosa) and the Congo (Richard Mosse), the landscape of American prisons (Stephen Tourlentes), and erosion in the Mississippi River Delta (Patrick Manning).
AARON ROTHMAN, MATTHEW BRANDT, WILLIAM LAMSON, CHRIS MCCAW & MIEKE WOESTENBURG
Continuing our month-long series on new landscape photography, Aaron Rothman tackles the tricky question of how photography can convey the physical sensations of being present in a place. "Even on a purely visual level," he writes, "a photograph does not capture the perceptual experience of moving through place in space and time." He presents the work of Matthew Brandt, Chris McCaw, William Lawson and Mieke Woestenburg, who "investigate the materiality of the landscape, the complexity of perceptual experience, and the relationship between our physical and mental experiences of place."
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