Publisher Note

From the earliest photographic records of human habitation to the latest aerial and digital imagery, from nearly uninhabited desert and isolated mountainous territories to suburban sprawl and densely populated cities, this compilation offers an increasingly nuanced perspective on the American landscape.

Divided by region, these photographs address ways in which different histories and traditions of land use have given rise to different cultural transitions: from the Midwestern prairies and agricultural traditions of the South, to the riverine systems in the Northeast, and the environmental challenges and riches of the far West.

American Geography provides a complex, thought-provoking survey featuring work from Robert Adams, Dawoud Bey, Barbara Bosworth, Debbie Fleming Caffery, William Eggleston, Mitch Epstein, Terry Evans, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Emmet Gowin, Lee Friedlander, Dorothea Lange, An-My Lê, Trevor Paglen, Wendy Red Star, Mark Ruwedel, Victoria Sambunaris, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, and Carleton E. Watkins, among others.


American Geography

— Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present

by Various Artists

Release Place Santa Fe, NM, United States of America
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2021
Artist: Various Artists
ISBN-13: 9781942185796
Subform Photobook
Topics America, Landscape
Methods Photography
Language English
Dimensions 24.0 × 30.0 × 6.0 cm
Pages 402
Technique Offset