Newly Named Guggenheim Fellows Reflect on Landscape Photography

Richard Rothman, professor of photography at the School of Visual Arts, makes melancholic work in the American West that could perhaps be better described as social landscape. He lists Carleton Watkins, Robert Adams and Lee Friedlander as early influences, but with this project, he says “I want to consider a certain exhaustion of hope and optimism that lies beneath the surface of this particular American moment. I hope I can create a record of my own transfixed experience of horror, wonder and astonishment.”

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