William A. Garnett, American, 1916 - 2006
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Smog, Los Angeles
William A. Garnett (American, 1916 - 2006)
Los Angeles, California, United States (Place created)
Gelatin silver print
25.2 x 34 cm (9 15/16 x 13 3/8 in.)
© Estate of William A. Garnett
An ardent conservationist, Garnett became concerned about land use and air pollution in the early 1940s. He made this photograph in an attempt to raise public awareness. Over the years Garnett came to believe that he was more likely to inspire positive change by pointing out nature's enduring beauty than by showing the ugliness caused by poor choices.
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