Streambed, The Palouse, Washington (detail), 2000, Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee, chromogenic print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of Nancy and Bruce Berman. © Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee Streambed, The Palouse, Washington (detail), 2000, Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee, chromogenic print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of Nancy and Bruce Berman. © Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee

The contemporary photographers in this exhibition create large-scale works that expand our understanding of what landscape photography can be. Like Mario Giacomelli, whose work is on view in the concurrent exhibition Mario Giacomelli: Figure/Ground, they favor graphically abstract compositions, elevated vantage points that eliminate the horizon, experimental techniques, or personal relationships with a specific landscape. Among the photographers featured are Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee, Hai Bo, Susan Derges, and Richard Misrach.

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