154MC: New Topographics Introduction

New Topographics is a key movement in the history of American Landscape Photography. This new movement has had significant impact on the genre throughout America as well as the whole of Europe.

Involved in the ‘New Topographics: A Man-Altered Landscape ‘ exhibition (curated by William Jenkins) were a range of photographers such as Stephen Shore, Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Frank Gohlke and Bernd and Hilla Becher.

The purpose of the New Topographics is to find the beauty in everything; from the banal landscapes to banal buildings and objects. From country roads, to gasoline stations, to caravan parks.

This movement, has been the inspiration and motivation behind our first task at Coventry University.

References:

Wikipedia, (2015) New Topographics [online] available from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Topographics&gt; [27 April 2015]

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