New Topographics: 
Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape

New Topographics: 
Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape

Nederlands fotomuseum

June 23, 2011
New Topographics: 
Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape

Robert Adams | Lewis Baltz | Bernd & Hilla Becher | Joe Deal | Frank Gohlke | Nicholas Nixon | John Schott | Stephen Shore | Henry Wessel


New Topographics
June 25–September 11, 2011

June, 25, 2011, 5 p.m.

International symposium:
June 25, 2011, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nederlands Fotomuseum
Wilhelminakade 332, 3072 AR Rotterdam
The Netherlands
+31 (0)10 2030405
[email protected]

Opening hours:
Tue–Fri 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat & Sun 11a.m.–5 p.m.

New Topographics is a re-make of an influential exhibition about new landscape photography that was taking place at the George Eastman House in Rochester (USA) in 1975. With over a 100 vintage photos of 10 photographers like Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and so on. 

The New Topographics brings 10 photographers together that developed a new photographic vision on landscapes in the seventies. They had (and have) their own interests, style and methods but they shared a common fascination for the modern American landscape in which nature isn’t in the centre of the attention, but the people and the way they associate with the environment is now crucial.

 Britt Salvesen, curator of the exhibition and currently working at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will open New Topographics. Prior to the opening the international symposium Reframing the New Topographics will take place (tickets available via online museum shop). 

Curated by Britt Salvesen, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson | Alison Nordström, George Eastman House, Rochester Coproduction Center for Creative Photography | The University of Arizona | George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film


With thanks to Terra Foundation for American Art


International Symposium : Reframing the New Topographics, June, 25 2011.
At Saturday, June, 25th 2011, the Fotomuseum organizes an international symposium on the influence of the New Topographics on European photography. International speakers like Britt Salvesen (USA), Eric de Chassey (I) and John Rohrbach (USA) will be present.


Program International symposium June 25th
10.00–10.15 Welcome Ruud Visschedijk, director Nederlands Fotomuseum


Theme I: Politics
10.15–10.45 John Rohrbach, Senior Curator Photography, Amon Carter Museum
10.45–11.15 Jorge Ribalta, curator, voormalig Directeur Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
11.15–11.30 Coffee and tea break


Theme II: Influence
11.30–12.00 Britt Salvesen, Head of Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography, en Hoofd Prints and Drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
12.00–12.30 Thomas Weski, Professor “Curatorial Cultures” Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig
12.30–13.00 Frits Gierstberg, Head Exhibitions Nederlands Fotomuseum
13.00–13.45 Lunch


Theme III: Beyond photography
13.45–14.15 Greg Foster-Rice, Professor History of Art, Columbia College Chicago
Larisa Dryansky, Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
14.45–15.15 Eric de Chassey, Professor Université Tours, Directeur Villa Medici, Rome
15.15–15.30 Coffee and tea break
15.30–16.30 Discussion, conclusion, closure
17.00 – 19.00 Official opening New Topographics exhibition


Price 25 EUR, Students and holder of annual card Fotomuseum 20 EUR 
Incl. opening New Topographics.
 Tickets are available at the museum website and via [email protected]


The symposium is organised by the Nederlands Fotomuseum with Columbia College Chicago and with support by the Terra Foundation and Goethe-Institut.


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