New Topographics. Landscape, St. Paul Minnesota (1974). Frank Gohlke/ George Eastman House collections.

New Topographics: changing the landscape of photography

'New Topographics' William Jenkins's 1975 exhibition rewrote the rules of landscape photography. Does it have the same impact today?

New Topographics: photographs that find beauty in the banal

Buildings on Tremont Street, Boston / a view of Boston circa 1975 from Nicholas Nixon. part of the New Topographics exhibition at the SFMOMA.

Buildings on Tremont Street, Boston / a view of Boston circa 1975 from Nicholas Nixon. part of the New Topographics exhibition at the SFMOMA.

Luigi Ghirri (Italy, 1943–1992) was an extraordinary photographer, as well as a writer whose career was so rich and varied that it seems like a lesson in the contemporary history of the medium… Uncannily prescient, Ghirri shared the sensibility of what became known in the U.S. as the New Color and the New Topographics movements before they had even been named. Like his counterparts in Italian cinema, Ghirri believed the local and the universal were inseparable, and that life’s…

Luigi Ghirri (Italy, was an extraordinary photographer, as well as a…

If you feel something inside when you look @ it, it's art.

On Saturday, July New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape opens at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. - Miyoko Ohtake's New Topographics at the SFMoMA design collection on Dwell.

'New Topographics' William Jenkins's 1975 exhibition rewrote the rules of landscape photography. Does it have the same impact today?

New Topographics: photographs that find beauty in the banal

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