Friday, May 15, 2009

Picture the American West

Canyon de Chelle
A current exhibit at the MoMA in New York City focuses on how photography may distort the reality of the West and contribute to its erroneous mythology. If you can't make it out east by June 8th, Slate has compiled a photo essay of some of the photographs, with insightful commentary about the West's ongoing relationship with the shutter.

Timothy O'Sullivan
Canyon de Chelle, Walls of the Grand Canyon, 1873
About 1200 Feet in Height
albumen print, 20.3 x 27.6 cm (8 x 10 7/8 in.)
Courtesy of
Helios: American Photography

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