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.
Fergus Heron considers photography's interaction with landscape as both genre and idea, offering examples of historic and contemporary photographic practices