Carleton Watkins

The Art of Perception
May 28, 1999–April 30, 2000

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.

Carleton Watkins, Cape Horn near Celilo, 1867