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Publisher Note

For more than a decade, VICTORIA SAMBUNARIS has crossed the United States with her five-by-seven wooden field camera and sheets of color negative film. Traveling seemingly every road nationwide, Sambunaris has described herself as having “an unrelenting curiosity to understand the American landscape and our place in it.”

This first monograph on Sambunaris’ work consists of one hardback volume retrospective selection of her images from 2000 to 2013. Included in the book are a pocketed 64-page booklet that documents the artist’s collected professional ephemera as a photographer and researcher, along with a second booklet insert of a short story by Barry Lopez.

Included in this fascinating assortment of documents are images of books on geology and history, maps, artifacts such as mineral specimens, journals and road logs, as well as her small photographic sketches. An essay from MOCP Director Natasha Egan provides an insightful overview of this ardent chronicler of contemporary America.


Taxonomy of a Landscape

by Victoria Sambunaris

Release Place Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2014
Writer: Barry Lopez
Author: Natasha Egan
ISBN-13: 978-1934435632
Topics American Landscape, Mines, United States
Methods Photography
Language English
Dimensions 33.0 × 30.5 cm
Pages 126