AZ Photographers Panel Discussion: "Landscape Photography: From Sublime to Political"

Four Arizona photographers discuss their latest books and their different approaches to contemporary issues in the landscape.

Mark Klett, Michael Lundgren, Aaron Rothman, and David Taylor will be joined by Dr. Rebecca Senf for a panel discussion, Q & A, and booksignings of their new releases from Radius Books.

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MARK KLETT is a photographer interested in making new works that respond to historic images; creating projects that explore relationships between time, change and perception; and exploring the language of photographic media through technology. His background includes working as a geologist before turning to photography. Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. Klett's work has been exhibited and published in the United States and internationally for over forty years, and his work is held in over eighty museum collections worldwide. He is the author/co-author of seventeen books, including Drowned River, the Death and Rebirth of Glen Canyon on the Colorado, and El Camino del Diablo (Radius Books 2018 and 2016). Klett lives in Tempe, Arizona, where he is Regents' Professor of Art at Arizona State University.

MICHAEL LUNDGREN works collaboratively with artists, scientists, and writers on historically and socially engaged bodies of work, but his true passion is the poetic potential of the medium. His practice layers both digital and analogue technologies, employing manipulation within the camera, the darkroom and the computer. Previous publications include Matter and Transfigurations (Radius Books, 2016 and 2008), and After the Ruins: Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake (University of California Press, 2006) co-authored with photographer Mark Klett. Lundgren's work resides in the esteemed collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; the Museum of Photographic Arts in California; the Fralin Museum in Virginia; the Brandts Museum of Photographic Art in Denmark, and in numerous private collections. He is a 2017 Guggenheim fellow and his work is represented by Euqinom Gallery in San Francisco.

DAVID TAYLOR's artwork examines place, territory, history and politics and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Pursuing long-term projects that reveal the changing circumstances of the U.S.- Mexico borderlands, he was awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and has released two monographs—Working the Line (Radius Books, 2010) and Monuments: 276 Views of the United States - Mexico Border (Radius Books and Nevada Museum of Art, 2015). His artwork is in the permanent collections of numerous institutions including the Nevada Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Recent exhibition venues include the Phoenix Art Museum, the MCA San Diego, the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington DC, Museo de las Artes Universidad de Guadalajara, and the MFA Houston. A member of the photography faculty at the University of Arizona School of Art, Taylor earned a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, and an MFA from the University of Oregon.

AARON ROTHMAN has a BA from Grinnell College, an MFA from Arizona State University, and held a Research Assistant Fellowship at the Lacoste School of Arts in Lacoste, France. Signal Noise (Radius Books, 2018) is his first monograph. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, University of Virginia, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, and Gitterman Gallery. His work is represented by Rick Wester Fine Art in New York.

REBECCA SENF is the Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography and the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment between the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum. While at the Phoenix Art Museum between 2007-2015, Senf curated over thirty exhibitions. She has an active role in the photographic community, frequently participating in portfolio reviews, and has received recognition both as a curator and photography advocate. She has contributed to and authored numerous photography books, including Betsy Schneider: To Be Thirteen (Radius Books, 2018), and David Taylor: Monuments (Radius Books, 2015). She earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Art History from Boston University.
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