DECEMBER 6, 2001 -MAY 4, 2002

Craig Law (1946-), “Bridge over the Snake River, Near Hansen, Idaho,” 1989, toned gelatin silver print, 15 3/8 x 21 7/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art.

This exhibition brings together a number of significant nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographs to examine the vision and reality of the western landscape. Works by photographers Carleton Watkins, Timothy O’Sullivan, Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, Robert Adams, Richard Misrach, Mark Klett, among others, address the underlying aesthetic, economic, and social issues of wilderness and development over the past 150 years.

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