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A Sense of Place: Photographs of the American West (lecture)

Date: Sunday, February 26, 2006
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required.

Photographers Mark Klett and Catherine Wagner speak on issues of land, culture, change, and photography in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Adams: Landscapes of Harmony and Dissonance, on view February 7 through May 28.

Adams' photographs, the development of landscape ideas, and conflicts over social and environmental change over the last three decades are important influences on both artists.

About Mark Klett
Mark Klett uses photography to explore issues such as the passage of time, the changing landscape, and the interplay of human civilization and geological forces. Klett has focused his lens for many years on perceptions of the American West.

Klett's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally for over 25 years. Klett worked as a geologist before turning to photography and is the author of twelve books including Revealing Territory, Traces of Eden, and Yosemite in Time. He is Regents' Professor of Art at Arizona State University.

About Catherine Wagner
Catherine Wagner transforms archetypes of society into conceptual images that investigate the construction of culture. She has recorded the built environment, scientific equipment and microscopic cell structures, and people's personal living spaces.

Wagner's work is represented in significant public collections worldwide. She is the head of the Studio Art department at Mills College.

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