Carleton Watkins

The Art of Perception

Carleton Watkins

Carleton Watkins
Cape Horn near Celilo
1867
15 3/4 x 20 5/8 in. (40 x 52.4 cm)
Albumen print from wet-collodian negative
Gilman Paper

May 28 - September 07, 1999

SFMOMA presents the first major critical exhibition of the work of Carleton Watkins, considered by many to be the finest American landscape photographer of the nineteenth century. The exhibition, organized by SFMOMA Associate Curator of Photography Douglas R. Nickel, presents over 150 photographs by Watkins, and is culled from institutional, corporate, and private collections across North America. In addition to Watkins' large-format prints, the exhibition will include several immense panorama pictures and many stereo views.