Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context—The Influence of The New West

Aperture at The New School Wed 12 Mar 2008 7.00PM-9.00PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
Free admission
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Originally published in 1974, Robert Adams' book The New West signaled a significant shift in photographic representation of the American landscape. Adams documented the transformation of the Denver area, where he lived at the time, through construction of tract and mobile homes and subdivisions and other forms of development. Joshua Chuang, Marcia Brady Tucker Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery, Mark Klett, photographer, and Shane Coen, principal and founder of Coen + Partners, a nationally renowned landscape architecture practice, will discuss the impact of Adams' work as well as the effects of development and urban sprawl on the Western landscape.

Moderator
Michelle Dunn Marsh, deputy director of the Aperture Foundation and co-publisher of Aperture magazine

Panelists
Joshua Chuang, Marcia Brady Tucker Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery
Shane Coen, principal and founder of Coen + Partners
Mark Klett, photographer

Presented by the Aperture Foundation in collaboration with the Photography Department of Parsons The New School for Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, with generous support from the Kettering Family Foundation and the Henry Nias Foundation. This program is made possible in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.