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The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Harry Callahan
American (1912–1999)
Eleanor, Port Huron, 1954


Gelatin silver print 7 1/16 in × 7 in
Purchased with funds from the Alumni Class of 1928 and a National Endowment for the Arts Museum Purchase Plan Grant
Photography Stephen Petegorsky
©The Estate of Harry Callahan


The photographers in this section create works that expand our understanding of what landscape photography can be—from graphically abstract large-scale compositions (Andreas Gursky); or personal relationships with a specific landscape (Roni Horn); to creations of rich tones and graphic compositions evoking a landscape (James Welling); or cropping nature into purely abstract images (Ralph Steiner); focusing their cameras on their muse in a landscape, imaginary or real (Mickalene Thomas and Harry Callahan); cultivating an aesthetic appreciation and concern for our world (Ansel Adams); and explorations of the landscape through changes with the light, weather, and seasons (Stephen Petegorsky).


Artists:
Ansel Adams
Harry Callahan
Andreas Gursky
Roni Horn
Stephen Petegorsky
Ralph Steiner
Mickalene Thomas
James Welling

Ansel Adams, American (1902-1984) 
White Branches, Mono Lake, California, 1950 
Gelatin silver print 

Ansel Adams, American (1902-1984) 
Merced River, Cliffs, Autumn, Yosemite Valley, California, 1939 
Gelatin silver print 

Harry Callahan, American (1912-1999) 
Eleanor, Port Huron, 1954 
Gelatin silver print 

Andreas Gursky, German (1955- ) 
Untitled III, 1996 
Chromogenic color print 

Roni Horn, American (1955- ) 
Becoming a Landscape (5), 1999 
Two Type-C prints 

Stephen Petegorsky, American (1954- ) 
Corn Debris On Snow, 2007 negative; 2012 print 
Pigment inkjet print 

Stephen Petegorsky, American (1954- ) 
Hedge and Shadow, East Hampton, New York, 1983 
Toned gelatin silver print from infrared negative 

Ralph Steiner, American (1899-1986) 
Palmetto Leaves, 1978 
Gelatin silver print 

Mickalene Thomas, American (1971- ) 
Madame Mama Bush, 2006 
Type C-print 

James Welling, American (1951- ) 
Frolic Architecture 23, 2010 
Gelatin silver print

James Welling, American (1951- ) 
Frolic Architecture 39, 2010 
Gelatin silver print