Photography and American West

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Third Views, Second Sights: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West

Kyle Bajakian
William L. Fox
Michael Marshall
Toshi Ueshina
Byron G. Wolfe
Photographs by Mark Klett

In the nineteenth century the great expeditionary photographers William Henry Jackson, T. H. O'Sullivan, and William Bell first photographed American western landscapes for geological and geographical surveys. Mark Klett, chief photographer of the Rephotographic Survey Project, revisited and rephotographed these nineteenth-century sites during the late 1970s, presenting 120 pairs of photographs separated by a century of change. Two decades later, Klett organized a new survey team to rephotograph 110 sites. This book presents forty-three pairings from the third survey, documenting two periods of geologic and environmental changes while exploring changing human perceptions of landscape. Includes interactive DVD.


Mark Klett is an associate professor of art at Arizona State University and the author of Revealing Territory: Photography of the Southwest (UNM Press) and the photographer of The Black Rock Desert.

William L. Fox is the author of View Finder: Mark Klett, Photography, and the Reinvention of Landscape (UNM Press).

Published By Museum of New Mexico Press/Published in association with the Center for American Places

12 x 9 in. 256 pages 138 duotones, 14 color photographs, 1 map