New Topographics at the SF Moma, Photography Exhibit

All in all -this exhibit has many works that I had seen before – yet famous photos worth seeing if you haven’t. The two photographers who stood out were both of the historical document genre. George Barnard’s civil war photographs were impressive shots of the wasteland left in the south, crumbled mansions and the end of a time, gone with the wind so to speak.

To see more photos by Shaw, click here.

The other photographer who stood out was William Gedney and his portraits of a poverty stricken Kentucky family with their 12 children. Taken during the 1960’s and the 70’s, Gedney lived with the family and captured some incredibly beautiful moments in spite of their obvious hardships.

For a nice gallery of Gedney’s “Kentucky” series click here.

“New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape” is currently on view at SF Moma thru Oct. 3rd, 2010. For a preview click here.

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One Response to New Topographics at the SF Moma, Photography Exhibit

  1. weight says:

    yeah my dad will like this

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