Photography and Landscape

Dafna Talmor, Untitled (NE-040404-1), From the series Constructed Landscapes, 2015

Photography and Landscape

In its relationship to photography landscape is both a genre and an idea. Through examples of historic and contemporary images, video and writing, this Viewpoint presents multiple perspectives on the complex ways one might make and think photographic landscapes, be them "natural", picturesque, sublime, urban, suburban, non-human, or other forms that lie beyond the constraints of simple categories.

As Fergus Heron writes in his introductory essay below, 'Landscape is something culturally produced and not absolute... Natures are multiple and situated within a spectrum of changing ideas of place in which landscape photographs play a vital role.' Thus this Viewpoint seeks to investigate and reflect that importance and vitality, and will be updated with new content as time passes, much like the land we inhabit, shape and build upon.

Deer browse-line (various species) from the series A Certain Movement by Sam Laughlin

Sam Laughlin

A portfolio of images by Sam Laughlin entitled A Certain Movement

An image by Susan Derges

Susan Derges – Alder Brook

In Alder Brook, Derges makes otherworldly images of watery surfaces, exploring the relationship between the self and nature.

Image by Xavier Ribas

Xavier Ribas – Nitrate

In this project, Xavier Ribas devotes his photographic practice to looking into the natural history of nitrate in Chile.

An image by Beate Gütschow

Beate Gütschow – HC

HC (hortus conclusus) is a series of photographs by Beate Gütschow offering ostensibly passing views of urban parks.

Image by Martin Newth

Martin Newth – Sentinel

Sentinel is an ongoing project exploring the nature, status and relationship of pillboxes to the British landscape.