Paul Greenfield MFA, ARPS
"New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape" was an exhibition that epitomized a key moment in the American landscape. The show was curated by William Jenkins at the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House (Rochester, New York), and remained open to the public from October 1975 until February 1976. The exhibition had a ripple effect on the whole medium and genre, not only in the United States but in Europe too where generations of landscape photographers emulated and are still emulating the spirit and aesthetics of the exhibition. Since 1975 "New Topographics" photographers such as Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, and Stephen Shore have influenced photographic practices regarding landscape around the world.