Through Place is comprised of diverse, sometimes un-idyllic landscapes. Many of the pictures contain a trace--an alteration to the land, a specter of human presence. Yet these marks are pictured inclusively; the scenes are explored with interest and without judgment. They offer a reformulation of the division between the human and the natural, wherein "the natural" draws the largest circle. The images are made in geographically and culturally diverse places (from the Peruvian Amazon to ski mountains in California). "Place" becomes replaced by interpretation, fiction: representations that intermingle with our own agency, expectations, and memories.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Landscape photography--Technique; Landscape photography--Themes, motives; Place (Philosophy) in art
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Newman, Sarah, "Through place" (2012). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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