A turning point in the history of photography, the 1975 exhibition New Topographics signaled a radical shift away from traditional depictions of landscape. Pictures of transcendent natural vistas gave way to unromanticized views of stark industrial landscapes, suburban sprawl, and everyday scenes not usually given a second glance. This restaging of the exhibition includes the work of all 10 photographers from the original show: Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore, and Henry Wessel.
New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape is co-organized by the Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. Support for the San Francisco presentation is provided by The Bernard Osher Foundation.