Environmental Exposure: Photography and Ecology after 1970 draws on photographic prints and slides from the 1970s to explore a transformative moment in the visual culture of American environmentalism. Rejecting romantic myths of the unspoiled wilderness, photographers such as Lewis Baltz and Frank Gohlke presented depersonalized images of a “man-altered” American landscape, exploring tensions between nature, development and decay.
Exhibition curator, Michael Metzger, Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Curatorial Research Assistant and PhD candidate in the Department of Art & Art History, will discuss how a variety of American photographers sought new visual languages to address the urgent questions of energy use, waste and pollution, reflecting the changes in our environment and in our understanding of our place within it.
Please join Michael Metzger after his talk at a reception from 7 - 7:30PM on the Geballe Balcony (Second Floor) of the Cantor Arts Center.
This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
IMAGE: Brett Weston (U.S.A., 1911–1993), Lakescape, 1973. Gelatin silver print on board. Gift of Ronald H. and Fran Cohen, 2013.493.19
FREE. Doors open at 5:30pm.