Barry Andersen, American, born 1945. Grindavik 2, Iceland, 2016. Archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 inches. Gift of the artist, 2018.189

Field of Vision

October 17, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Graphics Gallery

Since the medium was invented in the mid-19th century, photography has been employed to try to reproduce the grandeur of nature. Anyone who has used a camera or cell phone to capture a scenic moment knows that it is not easy because of the limitations of equipment or the inherent challenges of being outdoors. Photographers who specialize in nature photography must consider such factors as time of day, lighting, place, and weather. They must decide if they want to capture the landscape in a realistic, or objective manner, or if they want to manipulate the composition to create abstraction. While some focus on land unaltered by the human element, other photographers see this interaction as a fundamental part of their narrative. From the arid climate of Death Valley, California, to the lush green peat of Ireland, this exhibition will feature highlights of nature photography from the FIA collection.

From the Exhibition

  • Robert von Sternberg, American, born 1939. Grand Canyon, Arizona 2005, 2017. Archival inkjet print.,11 x 16 1/2 in. (27.9 x 41.9cm). Gift of the artist 2018.181

  • Robert von Sternberg, American, born 1939. Huntington Beach, California 1988, 2018. Archival inkjet print, 8 × 12 in. (20.3 × 30.5 cm). Gift of the artist 2018.183

  • Graciela Iturbide, Mexican, born 1942. Centinela, 2002. Photogravure on paper, 33 1/8 × 30 1/2 in. (84.1 × 77.5 cm) Image: 23 5/8 × 22 5/8 in. (60 × 57.5 cm). Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger 2006.18

  • Laton Alton Huffman, American, 1854 - 1931. Hot Sheep in Powder River Badlands near Broadus, n.d. Collotype on paper, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Fauman 1984.18.12

  • Barry Andersen, American, born 1945. Salt Flat Pool, Carmargue, Arles, France, 2013. Archival inkjet print, 12 × 18 in. (30.5 × 45.7 cm). Gift of the artist 2018.190

  • Robert von Sternberg, American, born 1939. San Simeon, California 2017, 2018. Archival inkjet print, 11 x 16 1/2 in. (27.9 x 41.9 cm). Gift of the artist 2018.186